Keynote speakers: 

C.-T. James Huang 黃正德, Harvard University, Boston, USA

Audrey Li  李豔惠, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

Mamoru Saito,  Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan

Andrew Simpson, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA


Invited Speakers: 

Toru Ishii, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan

Jo-wang Lin  林若望, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Fuzhen Si 司富珍, Beijing Language and Culture University, China

Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai 蔡維天, Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Jisheng Zhang 張吉生, School of Foreign Languages, East China Normal University, China



Abstract review results

1. List of abstracts accepted for oral presentation (alphabetical order of the surname of the corresponding author)

1Edith AldridgeFunctional Categories and Syntactic Change in Early Middle Chinese
2Duk-Ho AnParticle Stranding Interruption: A Korean Counterpart of Particle Stranding Ellipsis in Japanese
3Jun ChenLocus of the exhaustiveness reading in Chinese cleft sentences
4Tingchun ChenRaising-to-Object in Amis
5Yi-Hsun ChenMeasurement and optional classifiers in Chinese
6Yi Jen ChenSimplifying the Complexities in Shandong Leling Tone Sandhi
7Michael Yoshitaka ErlewineWh-quantification in Alternative Semantics
8Shin FukudaA Case of Lexically Specific Symmetrical DOM: Experimental Evidence from Transitive Deverbal Nouns in Japanese
9Tian Gan and Cheng-Yu Edwin TsaiQuantifier scope ambiguity in Mandarin dative constructions
10Semoon Hoe, Dongwoo Park and Han-Byul ChungRaising vs. Prolepsis in small clauses: An eclectic approach based on labeling
11Miao-Ling HsiehOn Some Non-Focus Related Sentence-Final Particles in Taiwanese Southern Min
12Wei-Cherng Sam JhengMain clause phenomena, left dislocation and merger-movement asymmetry in Mandarin: A view from two types of VP fronting
13Paul LawAn analysis of n-implicative verbs in Vietnamese
14Peppina LeeCantonese reduplicative classifier as quantifying determiner
15Haoze LiMaking wh-phrases dynamic: A case study of Mandarin wh-conditionals
16Mingming LiuUnifying Universal and Existential wh’s in Mandarin
17Ying Liu and Hongzhi XuClefts in Mandarin: How exhaustive are they? A large-scale corpus and experimental study of shi…(de) sentences
18Takashi Nakajima(R)are is not a morpheme, and nothing moves in Japanese passive
19Yu NakajimaNegative Concord & Sika-Phrases in Japanese
20Takanobu NakamuraA Classifier-independent Count-Mass Distinction in Japanese
21Norio NasuParametric Variations in the Licensing of Left Periphery Elements
22Waltraud PaulNull topic, topic prominence and the parametric approach
23Jack RabinovitchManchu -n Dropping and Nasal Assimilation Asymmetry: A Case for Coalescence and Linearity
24Matthew Reeve and Jiaxin FengAffectedness as a default: The case of bèi-constructions
25Cheng-Yu Edwin TsaiMandarin verb doubling clefts as contrastive topic constructions
26Wei WeiThe semantics and pragmatics of contradicting “you” in Chinese
27Ting-Chi WeiReconsideration on verb-echo answers in Chinese
28Jie XuSome similarities and differences between Chinese and English in sluicing sentence
29Muyi Yang and Teruyuki MizunoOn the discourse dynamics of Exceptional what-Questions
30Miyoko YasuiLabeling {XP, YP} in Languages Without Phi-agreement
31Ka Fai Yip and Tommy Tsz-Ming LeeSentence-initial root modals and focus
32Yusuke YodaAgainst Semantic Pruning: To BE or NOT to BE, That is the Question
33Niina Ning ZhangMovement Beyond the A and A-bar Types



2. List of abstracts accepted for poster presentation (alphabetical order of the surname of the corresponding author)

1Jun AbeIs Accusative-Genitive Conversion Possible in Japanese?
2Jun Chen and Dawei JinToward the copular status of Chinese clefts—-Evidence from diachronic syntax
3Candice Chi-Hang Cheung, Yicheng Rong, Man Tak Leung and Tempo Po Yi TangRelations between mental terms and false-belief understanding in Cantonese-speaking children with and without autism spectrum disorders
4Min-Gyeong ChoiModal Semantics of Korean Bouletic Verbs
5Jui-Yi Zoey ChungOn the Syntax of Postverbal Modals and their Potential Verbal Bases
6Pei-Yi Hsiao and One-Soon HerJustifying a Two-way Distinction of Questions in Taiwanese Southern Min
7Yang JiahuiAre event variables of predicates invariably bound by existential quantifier?
8Pei-Jung KuoA Lower Affective gei in Mandarin Chinese
9Chi-Ming Louis LiuA speaker-oriented adverb of assertion: Genben
10Na LiuThe Affectedness of the Mandarin Ba-construction Revisited
11Qiongpeng Luo and Thomas GranoReference to Subkinds and the Puzzle of de vs. de-less Modification in Chinese
12Katie MartinMirativity and Knowledge Marking in Korean
13Shu-Ing ShyuDiminishers and Scale
14Yuyun Iris Wang and Wei-Wen Roger LiaoSpeaker-anchoring, Attitudes, and Finiteness in Mandarin Chinese
15Beibei XuBias as an epistemic degree comparison–an analysis of Bangla naki
16Linmin ZhangThe semantics of comparisons in Mandarin Chinese



To be confirmed