Ming Xiang

Assistant Professor

Linguistics Department

University of Victoria

British Columbia

(250) 721-7271

mxiang@uvic.ca

 

 

Papers

Heestand, D.; Xiang, M. & Polinsky, M. Resumption still does not rescue islands. (submitted)

Xiang, M.; Harizanov, B.; Polinsky, M.& Kravtchenko, E. From surface from to mental representation: A processing investigation of Russian numerical phrases. (submitted)

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

Xiang, M., Dillon, B. & Phillips, C. (2008) Illusory licensing effects across dependency types: ERP evidence. Brain and Language, 108, 1, 40-55

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.

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)

Xiang, M., 2005, The Degree Argument and the Definiteness Effect, in Proceedings of The 35th North Eastern Linguistic Society (NELS) (PDF)

Xiang, M., 2003, A Phrasal Analysis of Chinese Comparatives, in Proceedings of CLS 39, Chicago Linguistic Society. (PDF)

Xiang, M., Munn A., Schmitt, C., & Ferreira, F., 2004, Garden Path and Null Objects in Chinese, ms. Michigan State University. (PDF)

 

Presentations

Xiang, M., Harizanov, B. & Polinsky, M. 2008. Resolving interface mismatches: number in native and heritage Russian. Talk presented at the 2nd Heritage Language Summer Institute. Harvard University.

Xiang,M., Harizanov, B. & Polinsky, M. 2008. Category of number: grammatical or conceptual? Poster to be presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. March. Chapel Hill.

Xiang,M., Heestand,D. & Polinsky,M. 2008. Resumptive Pronouns: (non)rescuing function? Poster to be presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. March. Chapel Hill. (PPT)

Poeppel, D., Xiang, M. & Lau, E. 2008. Reversing expectations – MEG evidence for processing semantic presuppositions. Poster to be presented at the 15th Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) annual meeting. (PDF)

Xiang, M., Guo, T.M. & Guo J.J. 2008. Brain potentials reflect the semantic distinction between singular and plurals. Poster to be presented at the 15th Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) annual meeting. (PDF)

Xiang, M., Dillon, B. & Phillips, C. 2006. Testing the Strength of the Spurious Licensing Effect for Negative Polarity Items, talk presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. March, New York. (PPT)

Xiang, M., Conroy, A.,  Lidz, J. & Zukowski, A. 2006, Children’s understanding of Polarity Items, poster presented at the 12th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (Amlap), Aug, Nijmegen. (PPT)

Xiang, M. 2005, Dou, Maximality, and Licensing Existential Polarity Wh-items in Chinese, 2005, poster presented at the workshop on Theoretical East Asian Linguistics (TEAL-3), July, Harvard.

Xiang, M., Engelhardt, P. E., Woodruff, A. E. T., & Ferreira, F. 2005, DP internal structure and the visual world context--when syntax meets pragmatics. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. April, Tucson, Arizona.

Xiang, M., 2004, A Scalar Analysis of Chinese Dou, paper presented at The Western Conference of Linguistics (WECOL), Nov, USC.

Xiang, M., 2004, The Degree Argument and the Definiteness Effect, paper presented at The 35th North Eastern Linguistic Society (NELS), Oct, University of Connecticut.

Xiang, M., 2004, Quantifiers in Comparatives, Poster presented at The Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT), Mar., Washington, DC.

Xiang, M., 2004, Negation on (In)definite Events, Paper presented at the 2004 LSA Annual Meeting, Jan., Boston, MA. (handout)

Xiang, M., 2003, Phrasal Comparatives and Functional Analysis -- Evidence from Chinese, paper presented at the 15th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL), July, Michigan State University.

Xiang, M., 2003, A Phrasal Analysis of Chinese Comparatives, Paper presented at the 39th Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS).

Huang, J., Xiang, M., & Cao, Y., 2003,  Reduction in Cortical Activation Associated with Decreased Visibility of a Visual Target, Poster presented at the 11th ISMRM annul meeting (International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine), July, Toronto.

Xiang, M., Munn A., Schmitt, C., & Ferreira, F., 2003. Garden Path and Null Objects in Chinese, Poster presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, March, Cambridge, MA

Bailey, K. G. D., Xiang, M., & Ferreira, F., 2003. Parsing and Misinterpretation in Coordination Ambiguities. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, March, Cambridge, MA (PDF)

Xiang, M. 2002. Modifier Ordering in Chinese. Paper presented at the LSA 2002 annual meeting, Jan, San Francisco, CA (handout)