yuanyang at umd dot edu
Broadly, I’m interested in the semantics and pragmatics of wh-words (both in questions and as indefinites), and their acquisition. I’m advised by Valentine Hacquard and Jeff Lidz. See projects for more.
When I’m not doing linguistics, I help take care of community cats with A Cat’s Life Rescue.
Here’s my CV.
|Oct 20, 2020||I will present my work “Acquisition of belief reports by Mandarin children” with Valentine Hacquard and Jeff Lidz virtually at BUCLD!|
|Sep 3, 2020||Mingming Liu and I will present our work “Modal wh-indefinites in Mandarin” virtually at Sinn und Bedeutung 25. Check out our OSF page!|
|Aug 31, 2020||I am teaching a seminar on the semantics, pragmatics, and acquisition of questions this semester (Fall 2020).|
|Aug 19, 2020||I presented my work “Representing an issue as open: Mandarin discourse particle ba” at SALT30! Check out the OSF page of this project here.|