Presentations

(Invited talks & refereed conference presentations)

2018

Renans, Agata, George Tsoulas, Raffaella Folli, Nihan Ketrez, Lyn Tieu, Hanna de Vries & Jacopo Romoli. “Turkish plural nouns are number-neutral: experimental data.” Paper to be presented at Linguistic Evidence, University of Tübingen, 15-17 February.

Tieu, Lyn & Zheng Shen. “Relative readings of superlatives in full vs. fragment answers: An experimental investigation.” Poster to be presented at Linguistic Evidence, University of Tübingen, 15-17 February.

2017

Renans, Agata, George Tsoulas, Raffaella Folli, Nihan Ketrez, Lyn Tieu, Hanna de Vries & Jacopo Romoli. “Turkish plural nouns are number-neutral: experimental data.” Paper to be presented at the Amsterdam Colloquium, University of Amsterdam, 20-22 December.

Tieu, Lyn & Zheng Shen. “Children can access absolute and relative readings of superlatives.” Poster to be presented at the Australian Linguistic Society 2017, University of Sydney, 4-7 December.

Yuan, Xiaohe & Lyn Tieu. “Plural mass nouns: An elicited production study.” Poster to be presented at the Australian Linguistic Society 2017, University of Sydney, 4-7 December.

Tieu, Lyn. “Experimental investigations of the meanings of co-speech gestures.” Invited talk, Annual Workshop of the Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Hunter Valley, 16 November.

Renans, Agata, Jacopo Romoli, Maria-Margarita Makri, Lyn Tieu, Hanna de Vries, Raffaella Folli & George Tsoulas. “The plural inferences of count and mass nouns are implicatures: Evidence from Greek.” Poster presented at the 48th North East Linguistic Society (NELS-48), University of Iceland, 29 October.

Tieu, Lyn and Zheng Shen. “Aiming high: children’s knowledge of absolute and relative readings of superlatives.” Paper presented at the 13th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA-13), Palma de Mallorca, 7 September.

Renans, Agata, Jacopo Romoli, Maria-Margarita Makri, Lyn Tieu, Hanna de Vries, Raffaella Folli & George Tsoulas. “Abundance inferences are scalar implicatures: Evidence from child and adult Greek.” Paper presented at the 22nd Sinn und Bedeutung, University of Potsdam, 8 September.

Kane, Frances, Alexandre Cremers, Lyn Tieu, Lynda Kennedy, Yasutada Sudo, Raffaella Folli & Jacopo Romoli. “Testing theories of temporal inferences: Evidence from child language.” Poster presented at the 22nd Sinn und Bedeutung, University of Potsdam, 7 September.

Renans, Agata, Jacopo Romoli, Maria-Margarita Makri, Lyn Tieu, Hanna de Vries, Raffaella Folli & George Tsoulas. “Testing the abundance inference of pluralised mass nouns in Greek.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB), University of Kent, 5 September.

Kane, Frances, Alexandre Cremers, Lyn Tieu, Yasutada Sudo, Lynda Kennedy, Raffaella Folli & Jacopo Romoli. “Testing theories of temporal inferences: Evidence from child language.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB), University of Kent, 5 September.

Tieu, Lyn. “Children’s scalar implicatures: comparing comprehension and production.” Poster presented at the 14th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Lyon, 19 July.

Tieu, Lyn. “Children’s development of enriched meanings.” University of Maryland, 15 May.

Tieu, Lyn, Robert Pasternak, Philippe Schlenker, & Emmanuel Chemla. “Co-speech gestures: Experimental evidence for projection and local accommodation.” Poster and lightning talk presented at the 27th Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT-27), University of Maryland, 12 May.

Tieu, Lyn. “Introduction to Linguistics and Language Acquisition.” Invited lecture, Macquarie CCD Outreach’s High School Work Experience Program, 02 May.

Tieu, Lyn. “The role of lexical alternatives in children’s development of meaning and inference.” Invited talk, The Developing Lexicon: Representations and Processing (Developing Mind Series), Macquarie University, 26 April.

Tieu, Lyn, Robert Pasternak, Philippe Schlenker, & Emmanuel Chemla. “Experimental evidence for a cosuppositional analysis of gestural inferences.” Paper presented at the Workshop on Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Presuppositions, Genoa, 4 March.

2016

Tieu, Lyn. “Language Acquisition.” Invited lecture for Macquarie CCD Outreach’s High School Work Experience Program, 22 November.

Tieu, Lyn & Manuel Križ. “Connecting the exhaustivity of clefts and the homogeneity of plural definites in acquisition.” Poster presented at the 41st Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD-41), 4 November.

Di Bacco, Federica, Lyn Tieu, Vincenzo Moscati, Raffaella Folli, Christina Sevdali, and Jacopo Romoli. “Testing the QUD approach: Children’s comprehension of scopally ambiguous questions.” Paper presented at the 37th TABU Dag, University of Groningen, 3 June.

Zehr, Jérémy, Cory Bill, Lyn Tieu, Jacopo Romoli, and Florian Schwarz. “Presupposition projection from the scope of ‘none’: universal, existential, or both?” Paper presented at the 26th Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT-26), University of Texas, Austin, 12 May.

Tieu, Lyn. “Exhaustivity and homogeneity in children: comparing implicatures, clefts, and plural definite descriptions.” Invited talk, University College London, 10 May.

Di Bacco, Federica, Lyn Tieu, Vincenzo Moscati, Raffaella Folli, Christina Sevdali, and Jacopo Romoli. “Testing the QUD approach: Children’s comprehension of scopally ambiguous questions.” Paper presented at the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL-34), University of Utah, 29 April.

Bill, Cory, Jérémy Zehr, Lyn Tieu, Jacopo Romoli, Stephen Crain, and Florian Schwarz. “On the acquisition of presupposition projection.” Paper presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society, Workshop on Presuppositions in Language Acquisition, Konstanz, 24 February.

2015

Bill, Cory, Jérémy Zehr, Lyn Tieu, Jacopo Romoli, and Florian Schwarz. “Experimental evidence for existential presupposition projection from none.” Paper presented at the Amsterdam Colloquium, 18 December.

Tieu, Lyn, Manuel Križ, and Emmanuel Chemla. “On the acquisition of homogeneity in plural definites.” Poster presented at the 40th Boston University Conference on Language Development, 13 November.

Pagliarini, Elena, Cory Bill, Jacopo Romoli, Lyn Tieu, and Stephen Crain. “Distributive inferences in child language.” Paper presented at the Workshop on the Linguistic & Cognitive Aspects of Quantification, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 16 October.

Kennedy, Lynda, Jacopo Romoli, Lyn Tieu, and Raffaella Folli. “Scope ambiguity in Broca’s aphasia: A comparative approach.” Paper presented at the Workshop on the Linguistic & Cognitive Aspects of Quantification, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 17 October.

Bill, Cory, Lyn Tieu, Jacopo Romoli, and Stephen Crain. “Neg-raising in child language.” Paper presented at the Göttingen Workshop on Negation, University of Göttingen, 18 September.

Kennedy, Lynda, Jacopo Romoli, Lyn Tieu, and Raffaelli Folli. “Scope ambiguity and Broca’s aphasia: Evidence for a grammar-specific impairment.” Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB), University College London, 18 September.

Bill, Cory, Elena Pagliarini, Jacopo Romoli, Lyn Tieu, and Stephen Crain. “Children’s interpretation of sentences with multiple scalar terms.” Poster presented at Sinn und Bedeutung 20, University of Tübingen, 09 September.

Tieu, Lyn, Kazuko Yatsushiro, Alexandre Cremers, Jacopo Romoli, Uli Sauerland, and Emmanuel Chemla. “Disjunction in child language: Inclusive, exclusive, or conjunctive?” Paper presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Leiden, Netherlands, 03 September.

Tieu, Lyn, Cory Bill, Jacopo Romoli, and Stephen Crain. “Comparing plurality inferences and scalar implicatures in acquisition.” Paper presented at Experimental Approaches to Semantics, ESSLLI, Barcelona, 07 August.

Cremers, Alexandre, Lyn Tieu, and Emmanuel Chemla. “Children’s exhaustive readings of embedded questions.” Paper presented at Experimental Pragmatics 2015 (XPrag), University of Chicago, 17 July.

Tieu, Lyn and Erin Zaroukian. “Sorta hedging objects, verbs, and whole sentences.” Poster presented at Experimental Pragmatics 2015 (XPrag), University of Chicago, 16 July.

Bill, Cory, Elena Pagliarini, Jacopo Romoli, Lyn Tieu, and Stephen Crain. “Children’s interpretation of sentences with multiple scalar terms.” Paper presented at Experimental and Crosslinguistic Evidence for the Distinction between Implicatures and Presuppositions (ImPres), ZAS, Berlin, 03 July.

Tieu, Lyn, Cory Bill, Jacopo Romoli, and Stephen Crain. “Plurality inferences are scalar implicatures: Further evidence from acquisition.” Paper presented at Experimental and Crosslinguistic Evidence for the Distinction between Implicatures and Presuppositions (ImPres), ZAS, Berlin, 02 July.

Tieu, Lyn, Kazuko Yatsushiro, Alexandre Cremers, Jacopo Romoli, Uli Sauerland, and Emmanuel Chemla. “On the acquisition of simple and complex disjunctions in French and Japanese.” Paper presented at SALT-25, Stanford University, 16 May.

Kennedy, Lynda, Jacopo Romoli, Lyn Tieu, and Raffaella Folli. “Scope ambiguity in Broca’s aphasia: Evidence for a grammar-specific impairment.” Poster presented at GLOW-38, Paris, 16 April.

Tieu, Lyn. “Disjunctions in child language.” Invited talk, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin, 11 March.

Tieu, Lyn, Alexandre Cremers, and Emmanuel Chemla. “Children’s sensitivity to the ambiguity of embedded questions.” Paper presented at the 6th Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition in North America (GALANA-6), University of Maryland, 20 February.

Gokgoz, Kadir, Ksenia Bogomolets, Lyn Tieu, Jeffrey Palmer, and Diane Lillo-Martin. “Contrastive focus in children acquiring English and ASL: Cues of prominence.” Paper presented at the 6th Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition in North America (GALANA-6), University of Maryland, 19 February.

Zaroukian, Erin and Lyn Tieu. “Hedging arguments.” Poster presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), Portland, 09 January.

2014

Tieu, Lyn. “Simple and complex disjunctions in child language.” Invited talk, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7, 11 December.

Tieu, Lyn and Zheng Shen. “Beyond production: Searching for absolute and relative interpretations of superlatives.” Paper presented at the 39th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD), 07 November.

Tieu, Lyn. “Exhaustification in child language: Free choice and embedded questions.” Invited talk, Polinsky Lab, Harvard University, 05 November.

Tieu, Lyn. “Comparing children’s acquisition of scalar inferences: A look at free choice and embedded questions.” Invited talk, University of Ulster, 17 October.

Tieu, Lyn, Jacopo Romoli, Eva Poortman, Yoad Winter, and Stephen Crain. “Boolean and non-Boolean conjunction in acquisition.” Paper presented at Rencontres d’Automne de Linguistique formelle: Langage, Langues et Cognition (RALFe), Université Paris VIII (Vincennes—St-Denis), 10 October.

Kennedy, Lynda, Jacopo Romoli, Lyn Tieu, Cory Bill, Christina Sevdali, Stephen Crain, and Raffaella Folli. “Broca’s aphasia and plurality inferences.” Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB), University of Oxford, 05 September.

Tieu, Lyn. “Isomorphism for all (but not both): Floating as a means to investigate scope.” Paper presented at the Workshop on ‘Quantifier Scope: Syntactic, Semantic, and Experimental Approaches’, IKER, Bayonne, 12 June.

Tieu, Lyn, Cory Bill, Jacopo Romoli, and Stephen Crain. “Plurality inferences are scalar implicatures: Evidence from acquisition.” Poster presented at the 24th Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference (SALT), New York University, 30 May.

Tieu, Lyn and Zheng Shen. “Investigating superlatives in the littlest linguists.” Paper presented at GLOW in Asia X, National Tsinghua University, Taiwan, 24 May.

Tieu, Lyn and Zheng Shen. “The littlest linguists and their superlatives.” Paper presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS), University of Chicago, 11 April.

2013

Tieu, Lyn, Jacopo Romoli, Peng Zhou, and Stephen Crain. “Children can compute any free choice inference.” Paper presented at the Workshop on the Acquisition of Quantification, UMass Amherst, 04 October.

Tieu, Lyn and Troy Messick. “Children are ‘all’ like adults: Floating as a means to investigating scope.” Paper presented at Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA), University of Oldenburg, 07 September.

Tieu, Lyn and Jeffrey Lidz. “Testing for domain widening: Experimental evidence for obligatory exhaustification.” Poster presented at the 5th Biennial Conference of Experimental Pragmatics (XPrag), Utrecht University, 04 September.

Tieu, Lyn. “Negative polarity and domain widening: A learnability perspective.” Paper presented at the Workshop on Negation and Polarity: Interfaces and Cognition, International Congress of Linguists (ICL), Geneva, Switzerland, 22 July.

Tieu, Lyn. “Do children know anything about anything? From licensing to domain widening.” Invited talk, Reed College, 01 May.

Tieu, Lyn. “Learning your A-B-ANYs: On the acquisition of domain widening.” University of Connecticut, 12 February.

Tieu, Lyn and Jungmin Kang. “On two kinds of negative concord items in Korean.” Paper presented at the 31st West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL), Arizona State University, 09 February.

Kang, Jungmin and Lyn Tieu. “Distinguishing negative polarity from concord in Korean.” Poster presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), Boston, 05 January.

2012

Tieu, Lyn. “Going wide: 4-year-olds’ knowledge of any.” Invited talk at UConn-Nanzan Joint Workshop on Language Acquisition and Related Issues, Nanzan University, 09 September.

Shimamura, Koji and Lyn Tieu. “When you can and can’t see double: Revisiting focus doubling in ASL.” Paper presented at the 36th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium (PLC), Univ. of Pennsylvania, 24 March.

Tieu, Lyn and Jungmin Kang. “Reconciling neg-raising and NPIs in Korean.” Paper presented at the 86th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), Portland, 07 January.

Tieu, Lyn. “Semantic-pragmatic conditions on wh-in-situ in English.” Poster presented at the 86th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), Portland, 06 January.

2011

Tieu, Lyn. “Cross-linguistic influence at the level of syntactic features: The case of wh-questions.” Paper presented at the symposium on Wh-questions in bilingual acquisition, at the 12th International Congress for the Study of Child Language (IASCL), Université du Québec à Montréal, 20 July.

Tieu, Lyn. “On either in questions.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association (CLA), University of New Brunswick, 30 May.

Sharvit, Yael and Lyn Tieu. “Cross-linguistic variation in before-clauses.” Poster presented at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), Pittsburgh, 08 January.

2010

Tieu, Lyn. “On the tri-ambiguous status of any: The view from child language.” Paper presented at the 4th Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition in North America (GALANA), University of Toronto, 01 September.

Tieu, Lyn. “Do children know anything about anything?” Invited talk at the Workshop on Syntax and Acquisition, Univ. of Toronto, 20 July.

Tieu, Lyn. “Transfer vs. code-switching in bilingual children’s acquisition of wh-questions.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association (CLA), Concordia University, Montreal, 31 May.

Tieu, Lyn. “On the acquisition of a disjunctive licensing condition in semantics.” Poster presented at the 20th Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference (SALT), University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, 30 April.

2009

Tieu, Lyn. “On children’s acquisition of the NPI licensing condition in English.” Poster presented at the 34th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD), Boston University, 07 November.

Tieu, Lyn. “Verb copying in Chinese: Standard vs. sideward movement.” Paper presented at the 21st North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL), Bryant University, 06 June.

2008

Tieu, Lyn. “Transfer effects in the production of non-referential verb phrases by heritage speakers of Chinese.” Poster presented at the 3rd Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA), University of Connecticut, 06 September.

Tieu, Lyn. “Transitivity and non-referential verb use in Chinese: Verb copying at the PF interface.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association (CLA), University of British Columbia, 02 June.

Tieu, Lyn. “PF constraints on the syntax of non-referential objects in Chinese.” Paper presented at the 20th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL), Ohio State University, 26 April.

Tieu, Lyn. “Language dominance effects in Chinese-English bilingual acquisition.” Paper presented at the Second Language Acquisition Graduate Symposium, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 11 April.

2007

Tieu, Lyn. “Examining language dominance effects in the bilingual acquisition of transitivity alternations in Chinese.” Poster presented at the 12th International Conference on the Processing of East Asia Related Languages (PEARL), National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, 29 December.

Tieu, Lyn. “Transitivity requirements in Chinese: Putting the generic object in context.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 28 May.

Tieu, Lyn. “Towards an alternative analysis of the generic object construction.” Paper presented at the 1st McGill Conference for Canadian Linguistic Undergraduates, McGill University, Montreal, 24 March.

Tieu, Lyn. “Transitivity requirements in Chinese: An alternative analysis of the generic object construction.” Paper presented at the 6th Meeting of the Niagara Linguistic Society, University of Toronto, 17 March.

2006

Pérez-Leroux, Ana, Mihaela Pirvulescu, Yves Roberge, Danielle Thomas, and Lyn Tieu. “Variable input and object drop in child language.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association (CLA), York University, Toronto, 29 May.

 

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