Indiana University Bloomington
  • Journal articles
  • Book chapters
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Talks and presentations

Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (resubmitted). Subject prominence and processing filler-gap dependencies in prenominal relative clauses: The comprehension of possessive relative clauses and adjunct relative clauses in Mandarin Chinese. Language.


Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (accepted). Thematic orders and the comprehension of subject-extracted relative clauses in Mandarin Chinese. Frontiers in Psychology (special Research Topic on Encoding and Navigating Linguistic Representations in Memory edited by Claudia Felser, Colin Phillips, and Matthew Wagers).


Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, & Chen, Yi-Rung. (accepted). Exhaustive semantic activation forreading ambiguous verbs in Chinese sentences. Lingua Sinica.


Chang, Yuchun, Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, & Ahrens, Kathleen. (2015). Conventionalization of lexical meanings and the role of metaphoricity: Processing of metaphorical polysemy using a cross-modal lexical priming task.Language and Linguistics 16, 587-614.


Jaeger, Lena, Chen, Zhong, Li, Qiang, Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, & Vasishth, Shravan. (2015). The subject-relative advantage in Chinese: Evidence for expectation-based processing. Journal of Memory and Language 79-80, 97-120. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2014.10.005)


Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2014). Effect of thematic order on the comprehension of Chinese relative clauses. Lingua 140, 180-206. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2013.12.003)


Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, & Ahrens, Kathleen. (2010). Ambiguity advantage revisited: Two meanings are better than one when accessing Chinese Nouns. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 39, 1-19.


Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2008). The processing foundation of head-final relative clauses. Language and Linguistics 9, 813-38.

 

Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (pre-publication proof submitted). Comprehension of Chinese relative clauses. In C.-T. James Huang, James Myers, & Rint Sybesma (eds.) Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics. Brill. [most recent proof version

 

Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2013). Thematic templates and thecomprehension of relative clauses. In Montserrat Sanz, Itziar Laka, & Michael K. Tanenhaus (eds.) Language Down the Garden Path: The Cognitive and Biological Basis of Linguistic Structures (pp. 141-148). Oxford Studies in Biolinguistics.Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

 

Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2012). Distinguishing grammatical and processing explanations of syntactic acceptability. In James Myers (ed.) In Search of Grammar: Experimental and Corpus-Based Studies (pp.119-137).Language and Linguistics Monograph Series 48. Academia Sinica, Taipei.  

 

Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2011). Processing (in)alienable possessions at the syntax-semantics interface. In Raffaella Folli, & Christiane Ulbrich (eds.) Interfaces in Linguistics: New Research Perspectives (pp.351-367).New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, & Bever, Thomas G. (2011). Garden path in the processing of head-final relative clauses. In Hiroko Hashimoto, Jerry Packard, & Yuki Hirose (eds.) Processing and Producing Head-final Structures (pp. 277-297). New York, NY: Springer.

 

Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, & Ahrens, Kathleen. (2005). How Many Meanings Does a Word Have? Meaning Estimation in Chinese and English. In James W. Minett & William S-Y. Wang (eds.) Language Acquisition, Change and Emergence: Essays in Evolutionary Linguistics (pp. 437-464). Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press.

Hsu, Yuyin, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (in preparation). Verb Types, Contexts and Quantifier Scope Interpretation in Mandarin. Proceedings of the 26th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-26) and the 22nd International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-22). University of Maryland, College Park.

 

Lin, Yu-Jung, Yang, Chung-Lin, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2013). The effect of phonetic orthography on the perception of Mandarin syllables. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 134(5): 4072. DOI:10.1121/1.4830870. (published abstract)

 

Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2011). Chinese and English relative clauses: Processing constraints and typological consequences. Proceedings of the 23rd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-23).

 

Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2010). Comprehending Chinese relative clauses in context: Thematic patterns and grammatical functions. In L. E. Clements and C.-M. L. Liu (eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-22) and the 18th International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-18): Volume 1 (pp. 413-428). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University.  (recipient of the competitive Young Scholar Award on Interdisciplinary Research on Chinese Linguistics) [The most updated version of this study has been published in Lin (2014) Lingua.]

 

Lin, Hsin-Ni Vicky, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2010). Perceiving vowels and tones in Mandarin: The effect of literary phonetic systems on phonological Awareness. In L. E. Clements and C.-M. L. Liu (eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-22) and the 18th International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-18): Volume 1 (pp. 429-437). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University.

 

Chen, Yi-Rung, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2010). The effect of sense relatedness on lexical ambiguity resolution: Evidence from Chinese verbs. Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics (IsCLL-12) (pp. 347-366). Taipei: Academia Sinica.

 

Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, & Bever, Thomas G. (2006). Subject Preference in the Processing of Relative Clauses in Chinese. In Donald Baumer, David Montero, and Michael Scanlon (eds.), Proceedings of the 25th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (pp. 254-260). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. [ISBN 1-57473-415-6]

 

Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, Fong, Sandiway, & Bever, Thomas G. (2005). “Constructing Filler-Gap Dependencies in Chinese Possessor Relative Clauses.” Proceedings of the 19th Pacific-Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation. Taipei: Academia Sinica. (recipient of the competitive Young Scholar Award).

 

Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2004). “Aspect is Result: Mandarin Resultative Constructions and Aspect Incorporation.” In Benjamin V. Tucker (ed.), Proceedings of the West Coast Conference on Linguistics (WECOL) 2003 (pp. 437-464). Fresno: California State University Press.

Conference Presentations (refereed)

  1. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2015). Focusing on contrast sets: Motivating Mandarin Chinese restrictive relative clauses in comprehension and production. Paper presented at the 28th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA, March 19-21, 2015. [abstract] [talk slides]
  2. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2015). Working memory and syntactic priming in the comprehension of head-final structures. Poster presented at the 28th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA, March 19-21, 2015. [abstract] [poster]
  3. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2014). Pinyin, Zhuyin, and the perception of Mandarin vowels. Paper presented at the First Chinese Language Teacher Association (CLTA) International Symposium on Chinese Language Teaching and Learning, Indiana University Bloomington. October 24-26, 2014.
  4. Lin, Yu-Jung, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2014). The effect of phonetic orthography on vowel detection in Mandarin. Poster presented at the IU College of Arts & Sciences Department of Linguistics 4th Annual Alumni Weekend, Indiana University Bloomington. October 10-11, 2014. [non-refereed project report]
  5. Hsu, Yuyin, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2014). Verb types, contexts and quantifier scope interpretation in Mandarin. Paper presented at the Joint 26th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-26) & the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-22), University of Maryland, May 2-4, 2014.
  6. Chang, Paul, Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, & Ahrens, Kathleen. (2014). When frequent senses are not activated: Processing of metaphorical polysemy using a cross-modal lexical priming task. Paper presented at the 7th Conference on Language, Discourse, and Cognition (CLDC 2014), National Taiwan University, May 3-4, 2014.
  7. Harding, Jessica, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2014). Attuning to cohesion: English count-syntax, the Mandarin general classifier ge, and wholeness. Poster presented at the 27th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Ohio State University, Columbus OH, March 13-15, 2014.
  8. Ning, Li-Hsin, Christiansen, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2014). Processing resumptives in Mandarin relative clauses: An eye-tracking study. Poster presented at the 27th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Ohio State University, Columbus OH, March 13-15, 2014.
  9. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, & Jaeger, Lena. (2014). Reading resultative verb compounds in Chinese sentences: An eye-tracking study. Poster presented at the 2nd East Asian Psycholinguistics Colloquium (EAPC2). University of Chicago. March 8, 2014.
  10. Ning, Li-Hsin, Christianson, Kiel, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2014). Eye-tracking evidence for the role of linear distance and structural distance in processing resumptives in Mandarin relative clauses. Poster presented at the 2nd East Asian Psycholinguistics Colloquium (EAPC2). University of Chicago. March 8, 2014.
  11. Jaeger, Lena, Chen, Zhong, Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, Li, Qiang, & Vasishth, Shravan. (2014). The subject-relative advantage in Chinese: Evidence for expectation-based processing. Poster presented at the 2nd East Asian Psycholinguistics Colloquium (EAPC2). University of Chicago. March 8, 2014.
  12. Lin, Yu-Jung, Yang, Chung-Lin, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2013). Syllable perception and the effect of phonetic orthography in Mandarin Chinese. Poster presented at the 25th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-25), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, June 21-23, 2013.
  13. Lin, Yu-Jung, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2013). Perception of Mandarin tones and vowels in Zhuyin users. Paper presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL 21) at National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, June 7-9, 2013.
  14. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2013). Effects of syntactic complexity and animacy on the initiation times for head-final relative clauses. Poster presented at the 26th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC, March 21-23, 2013.
  15. Jaeger, Lena, Vasishth, Shravan, Chen, Zhong, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2013). Eyetracking evidence for the subject relative advantage in Mandarin. Poster presented at the 26th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC, March 21-23, 2013.
  16. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2012). Asymmetries in the comprehension and production of Chinese relative clauses. Invited talk given at East Asian Psycholinguistics Colloquium at Ohio State University, Columbus OH, October 13, 2012. (invited talk)
  17. Dabney, Nicole, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2012). Perception of discourse particle use and speaker identity in Mandarin Chinese. Poster presented at East Asian Psycholinguistics Colloquium at Ohio State University, Columbus OH, October 13, 2012.
  18. Harding, Jessica, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2012). The effect of cohesion violations on syntactic individuation. Poster presented at East Asian Psycholinguistics Colloquium at Ohio State University, Columbus OH, October 13, 2012.
  19. Lin, Yu-Jung, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2012). The effect of Mandarin transcription system on phonological awareness. Poster presented at East Asian Psycholinguistics Colloquium at Ohio State University, Columbus OH, October 13, 2012.
  20. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2012). Restrictiveness and information status of Chinese relative clauses: Evidence from discourse comprehension. Paper presented at Pragmatics Festival at Indiana University, Indiana University, Bloomington, April 19-21, 2012.
  21. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2012). Typological perspectives on relative clause processing: Thematic mapping, case markedness, filler-gap integrations, and their relative timing. Poster presented at the Workshop on the Timing of Grammar: Experimental and Theoretical Considerations in Generative Linguistics in the Old World (Glow 35). University of Potsdam, March 27-31, 2012.
  22. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2011). Chinese and English relative clauses: Processing constraints and typological consequences. Paper presented at the 23rd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-23), University of Oregon, Eugene, June 17-19, 2011.
  23. Lai, Yu-Da, Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, & Chen, Chun-Yin Doris. (2011). The timing of syntactic commitment during L2 processing: Evidence from eye movement in reading English relative clauses. Poster presented at the 24th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Stanford University, March 24-26, 2011.
  24. Lai, Yu-Da, Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, & Chen, Chun-Yin Doris. (2010). The roles of animacy and probability in l2 processing: Implications for l2 parsing models. Paper presented at The VI International Conference on Language Acquisition, University of Barcelona, A.E.A.L. (Asociación para el Estudio de la Adquisición del Lenguaje), Spain, September 8-10, 2010.
  25. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2010). Down the head-final garden path: Understanding the processing asymmetries of head-final relative clauses. Talk given at Understanding Language: Forty Years Down the Garden Path, Summer Course at the the University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian-Donostia, Basque Country, Spain, June 28-July 1, 2010. (invited lecture)
  26. Chen, Yi-Rung, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2010). The effect of sense relatedness on lexical ambiguity resolution: Evidence from Chinese verbs. The 12th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics (IsCLL-12), Academia Sinica, Taipei, June 19-21, 2010.
  27. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2010). Comprehending Chinese relative clauses in context: Thematic patterns and grammatical functions. Paper presented at the Joint 22nd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-22) & the 18th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-18), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, May 20-22, 2010. [awarded the best paper for interdisciplinary studies on Chinese Linguistics from IACL]
  28. Lin, Hsin-Ni Vicky, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2010). Perceiving vowels and tones in Mandarin: The effect of literary phonetic systems on phonological Awareness. Paper presented at the Joint 22th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-22) & the 18th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-18), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, May 20-22, 2010.
  29. Chang, Paul, Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, & Ahrens, Kathleen. (2009). Between corpus and cognition: Can frequent metaphorical senses be salient? Paper presented at the Third Conference on Language, Discourse and Cognition (CLDC-3), National Taiwan University, Taipei, May 2-3, 2009.
  30. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2009). Chinese relative clauses in corpus: Processing considerations. Paper presented at the 2009 International Conference on Applied Linguistics & Language Teaching (ALLT), National Taiwan University of Science & Technology (NTUST), Taipei, April 16-18, 2009.
  31. Li, Larry, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2009). Mass-count cognition in a classifier language: Evidence from sentence reading and quantity judgments. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, UC Davis, March 26–28, 2009.
  32. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2009). The nature of dependency and argument-adjunct distinctions in processing. Paper presented at the 6th Workshop on Formal Syntax and Semantics, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, January 10-11, 2009. (invited talk)
  33. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2008). The syntax of possessive arguments in Mandarin Chinese. Paper presented at the Workshop on Argument Realization of the 18th International Congress of Linguistics (ICL18), Korea University, Seoul, Korea, July 21-26, 2008.
  34. Ning, Li-Hsin, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2008). Resumptives in Mandarin: Syntactic versus processing accounts. Paper presented at the Syntax Session of the 18th International Congress of Linguistics (ICL18), Korea University, Seoul, Korea, July 21-26, 2008.
  35. Li, Larry, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2008). Do Chinese nouns count? Syntax, semantics, and classifier cognition. Paper presented at the 11th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics (IsCLL11), Hsin-Chu, National Chiao-Tung University, May 23-25, 2008.
  36. Ning, Li-Hsin, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2007). Grammatical and processing motivations for resumptives in Mandarin relative clauses. Poster presented at the 12th International Conference on the Processing of East Asia Related Languages (PEARL2007), National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, December 28-29, 2007.
  37. Lai, Yu-Da, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2007). Examining the role of interlexical spacing in Chinese sentence processing. Poster presented at the 12th International Conference on the Processing of East Asia Related Languages (PEARL2007), National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, December 28-29, 2007.
  38. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2007). The psychological reality of head-final relative clauses. Paper presented at the International Workshop on Relative Clauses, Academia Sinica, Taipei, November 2-3, 2007. (invited talk)
  39. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, & Bever, Thomas G. (2007). Processing head-final relative clauses without garden paths. Paper presented at the International Conference on Processing Head-Final Structures, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, September 21-22, 2007.
  40. Ning, Li-Hsin, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2007). What are resumptives good for? Poster presented at the International Conference on Processing Head-Final Structures, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, September 21-22, 2007.
  41. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, & Bever, Thomas G. (2007). Processing doubly-embedded head-final relative clauses. Poster presented at Interdisciplinary Approaches to Relative Clauses (REL07), Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, September 13-15, 2007.
  42. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2007). Processing (in)alienable possessions at the syntax-semantics interface. Paper presented at the Workshop On Linguistic Interfaces (OnLI), University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, June 1-3, 2007.
  43. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, & Bever, Thomas G. (2007). Syntactic anomaly beyond semantic rescue. Paper presented at the First Conference on Language, Discourse and Cognition (CLDC-1), National Taiwan University, Taipei, May 18-19, 2007.
  44. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2007). Grammaticality and parsability in sentence processing. Paper presented at the International Workshop on Grammar and Evidence, National Chung-Cheng University, Chiayi, April 13-15, 2007. (invited talk)
  45. Fong, Sandiway, Hirose, Yuki, & Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2006). On preferring displacement: Evidence from possessive relative clauses. Paper presented at the Workshop on Altaic in Formal Linguistics, Moscow State University, Russia, May 22–24, 2006.
  46. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, & Bever, Thomas G. (2006). A universal account of relative-clause processing in typologically diverse languages. Paper presented at the Joint IACL14 and the 10th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics Conference (IsCLL10), (in the special session on Language Diversity), Taipei: Academia Sinica, May 25–29, 2006.
  47. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2006). Processing thematic relations between nouns. Paper presented at the 7th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, Hsin-Chu: National Chiao Tung University, May 22–23, 2006.
  48. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, & Bever, Thomas G. (2006). Subject preference in the processing of relative clauses in Chinese. Paper presented at the 25th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 25), University of Washington, Seattle, WA, April 28–30, 2006.
  49. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, and Bever, Thomas G. (2006). Chinese is no exception: Universal subject preference of relative clause processing. Paper presented at the 19th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New York City, NY, March 23–25, 2006.
  50. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, Fong, Sandiway, and Bever, Thomas G. (2006). Efficiency of processing nonlocal dependencies in Chinese possessor relative clauses. Paper presented at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), Albuquerque NM, January 5–8, 2006.
  51. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, Fong, Sandiway, and Bever, Thomas G. (2005). Local dependencies aren’t necessarily easier: Processing possessor relative clauses in Mandarin Chinese. Paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Processing Chinese and Other East Asian Languages (PCOEAL 2005), Chinese University of Hong Kong, December 9–11, 2005.
  52. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, Fong, Sandiway, and Bever, Thomas G. (2005). Constructing filler-gap dependencies in Chinese possessor relative clauses. Paper presented at the 19th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC19), Academia Sinica, Taipei, December 1–3, 2005. (Recipient of the International Young Scholar Award)
  53. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, Fong, Sandiway, and Bever, Thomas G. (2005). Left-edge advantage of gap searching in Chinese possessor relativization. Paper presented at the 2005 Niagara Linguistic Society Conference (NLS-2005), University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, September 30–October 2, 2005.
  54. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, Fong, Sandiway, and Bever, Thomas G. (2005). Left-edge advantage of gap searching in Chinese possessor relativization. Poster presented at the 2005 Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP-2005), Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, September 5–7, 2005.
  55. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, and Fong, Sandiway. (2005). Explaining filler-gap facts in Chinese possessor relativization. Poster presented at the Third Workshop on Theoretical East Asian Linguistics (TEAL-3), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, July 22–23, 2005.
  56. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2004). Beyond output correspondence: Tone sandhi in Southern Min reduplication. Paper presented at the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) 2004 Annual Meeting, Boston, January 8–11, 2004.
  57. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2003). Aspect and result: Chinese resultative constructions and aspect incorporation. Paper presented at the West Coast Conference on Linguistics (WECOL), The University of Arizona, Tucson, September 26–28, 2003.
  58. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2003). Event integration in Mandarin compound verbs. Paper presented at the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) 2003 Annual Meeting, Atlanta GA, January 2–5, 2003.
  59. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2002). Nasal endings of Taiwan Mandarin: A production/perception perspective on language change. Paper presented at the 35th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, Arizona State University, Tempe, November 7–9, 2002.

 Invited Talks

  1. Head-final (Chinese) rela1ve clause processing: Past, present, and future. Invited guest lecture, East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Southern California. March 23, 2015.
  2. The influence of non-alphabetic phonetic orthography on Mandarin speech perception. Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching, and Collaboration (MIIRT) 2014 Annual Workshop. Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Indiana University. September 13, 2014.
  3. Comprehension and Production of Chinese Relative Clauses. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (Bennett Bertenthal), Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University. April 11, 2013.
  4. Understanding Chinese Relative Clause Processing. Beckman Institute & Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana Champagne. April 7, 2011.
  5. Linguistic Issues in Chinese-English Translations: The Case of Relative Clauses (淺談英漢翻譯的語言問題:以關係子句為例). Chinese Tidings Lecture Series, Indiana University (東風講座). November 11, 2010. (talk given in Chinese with simultaneous translation in English)
  6. Understanding Relative Clause Processing in Mandarin Chinese. Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University. June 11, 2010.
  7. Thematic Patterns and Comprehending Chinese Relative Clauses in Context. Indiana University Linguistics Colloquium Series, Indiana University. October 16, 2009.
  8. Thematic Priming and the Comprehension of Chinese Relative Clauses in Context. Southern Taiwan Psycholinguistics Circle, National Cheng-Kung University. June 5, 2009.
  9. How to Read English Texts. Service Lecture in the Series on Learning Strategies, National Taiwan Normal University. May 4, 2009. [available as an online e-course at the open courseware of NTNU]
  10. Introduction to Psycholinguistics for Taiwanese Language Teachers. Service Lecture for the Taiwanese Language Teaching Camp, National Taiwan Normal University. April 4, 2009.
  11. Garden Path in the Comprehension of Head-Final Relative Clauses. National Chung-Cheng University. October 20, 2008. (Invited by Niina Zhang & James Myers)
  12. Garden Path in the Comprehension of Head-Final Relative Clauses. Lab of Brain and Language Acquisition, Hiroshima University. July 28, 2008. (Invited by Hiromu Sakai)
  13. (In)alienable Possessions in Mandarin: Representation and Processing. Graduate Institute of Linguistics, Fu-Jen Catholic University. December 14, 2006.
  14. Representing and Processing (In)alienable Possessions in Mandarin. Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Cheng-Chi University. December 6, 2006.
  15. Nouns That Take Arguments: Representing and Processing (In)alienable Possessions in Mandarin. Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University. November 28, 2006.
  16. Universal Subject Preference in Processing Relative Clauses. Language Engineering Lab at Chinese University of Hong Kong. December 9, 2005.
  17. When the Filler Precedes the Gap: Processing Chinese Possessor Relative Clauses. Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Cheng-Chi University. December 5, 2005.