Publications and Presentations

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Papers

Clifton, Charles; Xiang, Ming; Frazier, Lyn. 2019. A note on the voice mismatch asymmetry in Ellipsis. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research

Ronai, Eszter; Xiang, Ming. (to appear). Calculating scalar inference under QUDs. In NELS 49: Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society. (pdf)

Ronai, Eszter; Sun, Yenan; Yu, Alan; and Xiang, Ming. (resumbitted). Integration of contextual-pragmatic and phonetic information in speech perception: An eye-tracking study. (pdf)

Xiang, Ming; Dai, Zhewei; Wang, Suiping. (under review) Parsing and interpretation: When parsing decisions misalign with interpretive decisions.

Geiger, Jeffrey; Xiang, Ming (submitted) A probabilistic account of verb phrase ellipsis interpretation in context.

Xiang, Ming; Grove, Julian; and Merchant, Jason. (in press) Structural priming in production through `silence’: an investigation of verb phrase ellipsis and null complement anaphora.

Leffel, Tim; Xiang, Ming; and Kennedy, Chris. (under revision) Interpreting gradable adjectives in context: domain distribution vs. scalar representation.

Luce, Kanan; Geiger, Jeffrey; Kennedy, Christopher; Xiang, Ming. (2018) Interpretations of VP anaphora through reference to salient events. Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America 3(38). 1-13.

Aparicio, Helena; Kennedy, Christopher; and Xiang, Ming (2018) Perceived Informativity and Referential Effects of Contrast in Adjectivally Modified NPs. Invited contribution to the Springer series Language, Cognition, and Mind. (pdf)

Politzer-Ahles, Stephen; Xiang, Ming & Almeida, Diogo. (2017). “Before” and “after”: investigating the relationship between temporal connectives and chronological ordering using event-related potentials. PLoS ONE, 12, e0175199 (pdf)

Jeffrey Geiger & Ming Xiang (2017). “Context can!”: Contextual accommodation in exophoric and anaphoric verb phrase ellipsis. In A. Lamont & K. Tetzloff, eds., In NELS 47: Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, vol. 2. Amherst, MA: GLSA. 35-44

Beltrama, A. and Xiang, M. (2016). Unacceptable but comprehensible: the facilitation effects of resumptive pronouns. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, 1(1), 29. (pdf)

Xiang, M., Grove, J. and Giannakidou, A.  (2016) Semantic and pragmatic processes in the comprehension of negation: an event related potential study of negative polarity sensitivity. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 38, 71-88 (pdf)

Dillon B, Chow W and Xiang M(2015) The relationship between anaphor features and antecedent retrieval: Comparing Mandarin ziji and ta-ziji. Front. Psychol. 6:1966. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01966 (pdf)

Xiang, M.; Wang, SP.; and Cui, YL. (2015) Constructing covert dependencies—the case of Mandarin wh-in-situ dependency. Journal of Memory and Language, 84, 139-166http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2015.05.006(pdf)

Xiang, M., and Kuperberg, G. (2015) Reversing expectations during discourse comprehension. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. doi: 10.1080/23273798.2014.995679 (pdf)

Aparicio, Helena,  Xiang, Ming; and Kennedy, Chris. (2015) Processing gradable adjectives in context: A visual world study. In Proceedings of SALT 25, Stanford. (pdf)

Aparicio, Helena; Franich, Kathryn; and Xiang, Ming. (2015) Morphological feature mismatches under ellipsis: An eye-tracking study. In NELS 45: Proceedings of the 45th North Eastern Linguistic Society Conference (NELS) (pdf)

Xiang, Ming; Dillon, Brian; Wagers, Matt; Liu, Fengqing and Guo, Taomei (2014). Processing Covert Dependencies: An SAT Study on Mandarin  Wh-in-situ Questions. Journal of East Asian Linguistics, 23, 2, 207-232 (pdf)

Xiang M, Grove J and Giannakidou A (2013) Dependency dependent interference: NPI interference, agreement attraction, and global pragmatic inferences. Front. Psychol. 4:708.doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00708. (PDF)

Wang, S.; Mo, D.; Xiang, M.; Xu, R. & Chen, H-C. (2013). The time course of semantic and syntactic processing in reading Chinese: evidence from ERPs.  Language and Cognitive Processes, 28, 4, 577-596 (PDF)

SanPietro, S., Xiang, M. and Merchant, J. (2012) Accounting for voice mismatch. Proceedings of the 30th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL), Santa Cruz. (PDF)

Beltrama, A. and M. Xiang. Is good better than excellent? (2012). An experimental investigation on scalar implicatures and gradable adjectives. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB) 17. (PDF)

Polinsky, M; Clemens, LE; Morgan, AM; Xiang, M. & Heestand, D.  (2013).  Resumption in English. in Sprouse, J. & Hornstein, N. (ed): Experimental syntax and Island effects, pp341-359. Cambridge University Press.

Heestand, Dustin, Ming Xiang, and Maria Polinsky. (2011). Resumption Still Does Not Rescue Islands. Linguistic Inquiry 42: 138-152. (PDF)

Xiang, Ming, Boris Harizanov, Maria Polinsky, and Ekaterina Kravtchenko . (2011). Processing morphological ambiguity: An experimental investigation of Russian numerical phrases. Lingua 121: 548-560. (PDF)

Xiang, M., Dillon, B. & Phillips, C. (2009) Illusory licensing effects across dependency types: ERP evidence. Brain and Language, 108, 1, 40-55 (PDF)

Xiang, M. (2008). Plurality, maximality and scalar inferences: a case study of Mandarin dou. Journal of East Asian Linguistics, 17, 3, 227-245 (PDF)

Engelhardt, P. E., Xiang, M., & Ferreira, F. (2008). Anticipatory eye movements mediated by word order constraints. Proceedings of the 30th Annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Washington, D.C. (PDF)

Huang, J., Xiang, M. & Cao, Y. 2006, Reduction in V1 Activation Associated with Decreased Visibility of a Visual Target. NeuroImage, 31, 4, 1693-1699. (PDF)


Presentations

Geiger, Jeff and Xiang, Ming. (2019). A probabilistic account of VPE interpretation in context. Talk presented at the 32 Annual CUNY conference on sentence processing. Boulder, CO.

Ronai, Eszter and Xiang, Ming. (2019). Relative clause processing in a flexible word order language: Evidence from Hungarian. Poster presented at the 32 Annual CUNY conference on sentence processing. Boulder, CO. (pdf)

Geiger, Jeff and Xiang, Ming. (2019) Inferable constituents are not deaccented: Phonetic and perceptual evidence. Poster presented at the 32 Annual CUNY conference on sentence processing. Boulder, CO.

Schwab, Juliane; Xiang,Ming; and Liu, Mingya. (2019) Anti-locality effects without verb-final dependencies. Poster presented at the 32 Annual CUNY conference on sentence processing. Boulder, CO.

Arkhipova, Yana; Law, Ryan; Xiang, Ming; and Chow WingYee (2019) ‘Nonetheless’ can reverse predictions immediately: evidence from ERPs. Poster presented at the 32 Annual CUNY conference on sentence processing. Boulder, CO.

Ronai, Eszter and Xiang, Ming. (2018). Computing implicatures under QUDs. Talk presented at the 49th North Eastern Linguistics Society (NELS), Cornell. (pdf)

Ronai, Eszter and Xiang, Ming.  (2018). Processing quantity implicatures under QUDs. Poster presented at the 24th AMLaP (Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing), Berlin.  (pdf)

Ming Xiang, Allison Kramer, Timothy Leffel and Chris Kennedy. 2018. Production and comprehension of referential expressions show divergent behavior. Talk presented at the 31st CUNY conference on human sentence processing, UC Davis.

Ming Xiang and Josef Klafka. 2018. Memory retrieval in comprehension is sensitive to production alternatives. Poster presented at the 31st CUNY conference on human sentence processing, UC Davis.

Yenan Sun, Eszter Ronai, Alan Yu and Ming Xiang. 2018. The role of contextual-pragmatic information in speech perception: an eye-tracking study. Poster presented at the 31st CUNY conference on human sentence processing, UC Davis. (pdf)

Helena Aparicio, Christopher Kennedy and Ming Xiang. 2018. Processing imprecision: the interpretation of round numerals in context.  Poster presented at the 31st CUNY conference on human sentence processing, UC Davis.

Yenan Sun, Laura Stigliano, Eszter Ronai, Amara Sankhagowit, Anisia Popescu, Alan Yu and Ming Xiang. 2018. The role of contextual-pragmatic information in speech perception: an eye-tracking study. Poster presented at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Salt Lake City, UT. (pdf)

Xiang, Ming; Yang, Juanhua; and Wang, Suiping. 2015. Classifier mismatch in ellipsis resolution. Poster presented at the 28th CUNY conference on human sentence processing, USC. (pdf)

Aparicio, Helena,  Xiang, Ming; and Kennedy, Chris. 2015. Processing relative vs. absolute adjectives: A visual world study. Poster presented at the 28th CUNY conference on human sentence processing, USC. (pdf)

Aparicio, Helena; Franich, Kathryn; and Xiang, Ming. 2014. The syntax of ellipsis resolution: Eye-tracking evidence from phi-feature mismatches. Talk presented at the 45th North Eastern Linguistics Society (NELS). (pdf)

Grove, Julian; Hanink, Emily; and Xiang, Ming. 2014. Comprehension priming evidence for elliptical structures. Poster presented at the 20th AMLaP (Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing), University of Edinburgh.

Xiang, Ming; Emily Hanink, and Vegh, Genna. 2014. Before and after, and processing presuppositions in discourse.  Poster presented at the 27th CUNY conference on human sentence processing, Ohio State U.

Xiang, Ming; and Vegh, Genna. 2013. Number mismatch and syntactic identity. Talk presented at the Identity in Ellipsis Workshop. Leiden, the Netherlands.

Xiang, Ming; Grove, Julian; and Giannakidou, Anastasia. 2013. Semantic and pragmatic licensing of NPIs. Talk presented at the 5th Experimental Pragmatics Conference, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Kim, Christina; Xiang, Ming; and Kennedy, Chris. 2013. Context dependence and shiftability in two classes of gradable adjectives. Poster  presented at the 5th Experimental Pragmatics Conference, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Xiang, Ming; Cui, YanLing; and Wang, Suiping. 2013. Interference in Covert Dependencies. Talk presented at the 26th CUNY conference on human sentence processing.

Xiang, Ming; Grove, Julian; Merchant, Jason;  Vegh, Genna; Bartell, Stefan and Vradelis, Katerina. 2013. Silent structures in ellipsis: Evidence from syntactic priming. Poster presented at the 26th CUNY conference on human sentence processing.

Xiang, Ming; and Vegh, Genna. 2013. Number agreement without surface syntax. Poster presented at the 26th CUNY conference on human sentence processing.

Kim, Christina; Beltrama, Andrea; Syrett, Kristen, Xiang, Ming; and Kennedy, Chris. 2013. Sensitivity to local discourse vs. global communicative context in gradable adjectives. Poster presented at the 26th CUNY conference on human sentence processing.

Xiang, M.; Giannakidou, A. & Grove, J. 2012. Two stages of NPI licensing: an ERP study. Poster presented at the 25th annual meeting of the CUNY Conference of Human Sentence Processing, March, NYC.

Xiang, M.; Giannakidou, A. & Grove, J. 2012. Strength of negation and licensing negative polarity items: an ERP study. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting. March, Chicago.

Beltrama, A. & Xiang, M. 2012. How beautiful is a pretty girl? Adjectives and implicatures. Talk presented at the 86th annual meeting of Linguistic Society of America. January, Portland.

Xiang, M. Merchant, J. & Grove, J. 2012. Silent structures in ellipsis: Priming and anti-priming effects. Poster presented at the 86th annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. January, Portland.

Xiang, M.; Grove, J. & Giannakidou, A.  2011. Interference “licensing” of NPIs: Pragmatic reasoning and individual differences. Poster presented at the 24th annual meeting of the CUNY Conference of Human Sentence Processing, March, Stanford.

Xiang, Ming, Fengqin Liu, Peiyao Chen, and Taomei Guo. 2011. Cross-linguistic variations and similarities: an ERP study of Mandarin wh-constructions. Poster presented at the 24th CUNY conference, Stanford.

Xiang, Ming, Julian Grove, and Anastasia Giannakidou. 2011. Interference “licensing” of NPIs: Pragmatic reasoning and individual differences. Poster presented at the 24th CUNY conference, Stanford.