What is happening

*New Papers

Ronai, Eszter; Xiang, Ming. (2021). Exploring the connection between Question Under Discussion and scalar diversity. In Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America 6(1), pp. 649-662. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3765/plsa.v6i1.5001. (pdf)

Geiger, Jeffrey; Xiang, Ming. (accepted). At the syntax-discourse interface: Verb phrase ellipsis interpretation in context. Language. (pdf)

Ronai, Eszter; Xiang, Ming. (2020). Pragmatic inferences are QUD-sensitive: An experimental study. Journal of Linguistics. pp. 1-30. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022226720000389 (pdf)

Ou, Jinghua; Xiang, Ming and Yu, Alan. (Accepted) Individual differences in categorization gradience as predicted by online processing of phonetic cues during spoken word recognition: Evidence from eye movements. Cognitive Science. (pdf)

Geiger, Jeffrey & Ming Xiang (to appear). Toward an accommodation account of deaccenting under non-identity. In Proceedings of Experiments in Linguistic Meaning 1. (pdf)

Xiang, Ming; Kramer, Alex; Nordmeyer, Ann (2020) An informativity-based account of negation complexity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. Advance online publication: https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000851.  (pdf)

* The lab has a strong presence at CUNY 2021! Congratulations everyone! https://www.cuny2021.io/

Weijie Xu, Ming Xiang  — Processing referring expressions: Accessibility is not predictability

Chi Daniel Lam, Ming Xiang  — The effect of representational complexity on working memory processes

Jiaxuan Li, Jinghua Ou, Ming Xiang  —  The benefits and costs of language prediction: Evidence from ERPs

Monica Do — Attribute Salience and Adjective Order Preferences

Sanghee Kim, Ming Xiang —  Variability in the agreement attraction effect

Ming Xiang, Weijie Xu —  Reanalysis difficulty modulates cumulative structural priming effects in sentence comprehension

Ming Xiang, Christine Gu, Yixue Quan, Weijie Xue, Suiping Wang — Probability matching vs. regularization in contact-induced syntactic change

About the Language Processing Lab

PI: Dr. Ming Xiang

The Language Processing Lab is broadly interested in sentence processing, experimental semantics and pragmatics, and experimental syntax. Our research projects aim at identifying the linguistic representations constructed in language comprehension and production, and the cognitive and neural mechanisms that support such representations.


The Karen Landahl Center for Linguistics Research
The University of Chicago
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1126, E. 59th Street

April 2021

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