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XU, Ting    


2017 M.S. in Computational Linguistics, Syracuse University

2016 Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Connecticut

2008 MA in Linguistics. Tsinghua University

2006 BA in English Language, Tsinghua University

Research Interests

First language acquisition, formal semantics and pragmatics of natural language, syntax-semantics interface

Courses Taught

Undergraduate: Understanding Human Language; Statistical methods in language research (to be taught)

Graduate: Language acquisition (to be taught)

Selected Publications

Journal articles

Smith, Peter, Beata Moskal, Ting Xu, Jungmin Kang, & Jonathan Bobaljik. 2019. Case and number suppletion in Pronouns, Natural Language & Linguistic Theory, 37: 1029-1101.

Xu, Ting, & William Snyder. 2017. There and back again: An acquisition study. Language Acquisition, 24(1), 3-26. (Language Acquisition 2017 Best Paper Award)

Conference Proceedings

Xu, Ting. 2015. On the ambiguity of almost: An intervention effect. Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS) 51 proceedings, 533-547.

Xu, Ting. 2012. You again: How is its ambiguity derived? In Maria Aloni, Vadim Kimmelman, Floris Roelofsen, Galit W. Sassoon, Katrin Schulz and Matthijs Westera (eds). Logic, Language and Meaning: 18th Amsterdam Colloquium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 19-21, 2011, Revised Selected Papers (Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 7218), 470-479.

Xu, Ting, & William Snyder. 2011. Children’s 2Aux negative questions: Elicited production versus spontaneous speech. In Mihaela Pirvulescu, María Cristina Cuervo, Ana T. Pérez-Leroux, Jeffrey Steele, and Nelleke Strik. (eds). Selected Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA 2010), 277-285. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. (peer-reviewed)

Xu, Ting. 2011. Children’s 2Aux negative questions: Parameter-setting or the lexicon? In Nick Danis, Kate Mesh, and Hyunsuk Sung (eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, 641-651. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Xu, Ting. 2010. Are Chinese children’s passives delayed?. In Yukio Otsu (ed). The Proceedings of the Eleventh Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, 269-286. Tokyo: Hituzi Syobo.

Xu, Ting, & Xiaolu Yang. 2008. Children’s acquisition of passives in Chinese. In Yukio Otsu (ed). The Proceedings of the Ninth Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, 319-340. Tokyo: Hituzi Syobo.


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