Papers

Journal Articles

  1. Bill, Cory, Elena Pagliarini, Jacopo Romoli, Lyn Tieu & Stephen Crain. To appear. “Children’s interpretation of sentences containing multiple scalar terms.” Journal of Semantics
  2. Shelton, Nichola, Natalie Munro, Melanie Keep, Julia Starling & Lyn Tieu. 2021. “Clinical practices of speech-language pathologists working with 12-16 year olds in Australia.” International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology 23(4), 394-404. doi:10.1080/17549507.2020.1820576  preprint
  3. Renans, Agata, George Tsoulas, Raffaella Folli, Nihan Ketrez, Lyn Tieu, Hanna de Vries & Jacopo Romoli. 2020. “Plurality and cross-linguistic variation: An experimental investigation of the Turkish plural.” Natural Language Semantics 28, 307-342. doi:10.1007/s11050-020-09165-9
  4. Tieu, Lyn, Cory Bill, Jacopo Romoli & Stephen Crain. 2020. “Testing theories of plural meanings.” Cognition vol. 205. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104307  preprint
  5. Tieu, Lyn. 2019. “A developmental asymmetry between the singular and plural.” Snippets 37: 103-105. doi:10.7358/snip-2019-037-tieu
  6. Tieu, Lyn, Manuel Križ & Emmanuel Chemla. 2019. “Children’s acquisition of homogeneity in plural definite descriptions.” Frontiers in Psychology. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02329
  7. Tieu, Lyn, Philippe Schlenker & Emmanuel Chemla. 2019. “Linguistic inferences without words.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 116(20), 9796-9801. doi:10.1073/pnas.1821018116
  8. Cremers, Alexandre, Frances Kane, Lyn Tieu, Lynda Kennedy, Yasutada Sudo, Raffaella Folli & Jacopo Romoli. 2018. “Testing theories of temporal inferences: Evidence from child language.” Glossa: A journal of general linguistics 3(1), 139. doi:10.5334/gjgl.604 
  9. Tieu, Lyn, Robert Pasternak, Philippe Schlenker & Emmanuel Chemla. 2018. “Co-speech gesture projection: Evidence from inferential judgments.” Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics 3(1), 109. doi:10.5334/gjgl.580
  10. Renans, Agata, Jacopo Romoli, Maria-Margarita Makri, Lyn Tieu, Hanna de Vries, Raffaella Folli & George Tsoulas. 2018. “The abundance inference of pluralised mass nouns is an implicature: Evidence from Greek.” Glossa: A journal of general linguistics 3(1), 103. doi:10.5334/gjgl.531 
  11. Kennedy, Lynda, Jacopo Romoli, Lyn Tieu, Vincenzo Moscati & Raffaella Folli. 2018. “Beyond the scope of acquisition: A novel perspective on the isomorphism effect from Broca’s aphasia.” Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics 26(2), 144-152. doi:10.1080/10489223.2018.1502772  pdf
  12. Pagliarini, Elena, Cory Bill, Jacopo Romoli, Lyn Tieu & Stephen Crain. 2018. “On children’s variable success with scalar inferences: Insights from disjunction in the scope of a universal quantifier.” Cognition 178, 178-192. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2018.04.020  pdf
  13. Denic, Milica, Emmanuel Chemla & Lyn Tieu. 2018. “Intervention effects in NPI licensing: A quantitative assessment of the scalar implicature explanation.” Glossa: A journal of general linguistics 3(1), 49. doi:10.5334/gjgl.388
  14. Tieu, Lyn, Jacopo Romoli, Eva Poortman, Yoad Winter & Stephen Crain. 2018. “Children’s comprehension of plural predicate conjunction.” Journal of Child Language 45(1), 242-259.  doi:10.1017/S0305000917000137  pdf  preprint
  15. Tieu, Lyn, Robert Pasternak, Philippe Schlenker & Emmanuel Chemla. 2017. “Co-speech gesture projection: Evidence from truth-value judgment and picture selection tasks.” Glossa: A journal of general linguistics 2(1), 102. doi:10.5334/gjgl.334
  16. Cremers, Alexandre*, Lyn Tieu* & Emmanuel Chemla. 2017. “Children’s exhaustive readings of questions.” Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics 24(4), 343-360. [*joint first authorship]  doi:10.1080/10489223.2017.1366207  pdf
  17. Tieu, Lyn, Kazuko Yatsushiro, Alexandre Cremers, Jacopo Romoli, Uli Sauerland & Emmanuel Chemla. 2017. “On the role of alternatives in the acquisition of simple and complex disjunctions in French and Japanese.” Journal of Semantics 34(1), 127-152. doi:10.1093/jos/ffw010
  18. Tieu, Lyn & Jeffrey Lidz. 2016. “NPI licensing and beyond: Children’s knowledge of the semantics of any.” Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics 23(4), 311-332. doi:10.1080/10489223.2016.1176172  pdf  unpublished appendix
  19. de Carvalho, Alex, Jeffrey Lidz, Lyn Tieu, Tonia Bleam & Anne Christophe. 2016. “English-speaking preschoolers can use phrasal prosody for syntactic parsing.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Express Letters 139(6), 216-222.  doi:10.1121/1.4954385
  20. Tieu, Lyn, Jacopo Romoli, Peng Zhou & Stephen Crain. 2016. “Children’s knowledge of free choice inferences and scalar implicatures.” Journal of Semantics 33(2), 269298.  doi:10.1093/jos/ffv001  pdf
  21. Tieu, Lyn. 2015. “Isomorphism for all (but not both): Floating as a means to investigate scope.” Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics 22(3), 310-325.  doi:10.1080/10489223.2015.1020062  pdf

Manuscripts (submitted / in prep)

  1. Tieu, Lyn & Zheng Shen. Submitted. “Climbing the highest mountain: Children’s knowledge of absolute and relative readings of superlatives.”  link
  2. Pasternak, Robert & Lyn Tieu. Submitted. “Co-linguistic content projection: From gestures to sound effects and emoji.”  link
  3. Kennedy, Lynda, Cory Bill, Lyn Tieu, Jacopo Romoli & Florian Schwarz. Submitted. “Success beyond syntax: Implicatures and Broca’s aphasia.”  pdf
  4. Tieu, Lyn. In prep. “Children’s scalar implicatures: Comparing comprehension and production.”
  5. Tieu, Lyn & Zheng Shen. In prep. “Children’s developing knowledge of the interpretive restrictions on superlatives in full vs. fragment answers.”
  6. Tieu, Lyn & Stephen Crain. In prep. “Children’s understanding of negative gapping structures.”
  7. Tieu, Lyn, Cory Bill & Jacopo Romoli. In prep. “Homogeneity or implicature: An experimental study of free choice.”
  8. Yuan, Xiaohe & Lyn Tieu. In prep. “Eliciting children’s knowledge of the count-mass distinction.”
  9. Bill, Cory, Elena Pagliarini, Jacopo Romoli, Lyn Tieu, & Stephen Crain. In prep. “Children’s understanding of embedded free choice inferences.”

Book Chapters

  1. Tieu, Lyn & Jacopo Romoli. 2019. “Plurality.” Oxford Handbook of Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics, Chapter 13, eds. Chris Cummins & Napoleon Katsos, Oxford University Press, 208-227. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198791768.013.22  pdf
  2. Tieu, Lyn, Cory Bill, Jérémy Zehr, Jacopo Romoli, & Florian Schwarz. 2018. “Developmental insights into gappy phenomena: Comparing presupposition, implicature, homogeneity, and vagueness.” Semantics in Acquisition, Trends in Language Acquisition Research (TiLAR) 24, eds. Kristen Syrett & Sudha Arunachalam, John Benjamins, 302-324.  doi:10.1075/tilar.24.13tie  preprint
  3. Tieu, Lyn. 2015. “Input vs. output in the acquisition of negative polarity: The curious case of any.” In Language, Cognition, and Mind, Volume 1, Negation and Polarity: Experimental Perspectives, eds. Pierre Larrivée and Chungmin Lee, Springer, 327-343. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-17464-8  preprint

Dissertation

  1. Tieu, Lyn. 2013. Logic and Grammar in Child Language: How Children Acquire the Semantics of Polarity Sensitivity. Doctoral dissertation, University of Connecticut. link

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. Tieu, Lyn, Cory Bill & Jacopo Romoli. 2019. “Homogeneity or implicature: An experimental investigation of free choice.” In Katherine Blake & Forrest Davis, eds., Proceedings of the 29th Semantics and Linguistic Theory conference, 706-726. doi:10.3765/salt.v29i0.4631
  2. Renans, Agata, George Tsoulas, Raffaella Folli, Nihan Ketrez, Lyn Tieu, Hanna de Vries & Jacopo Romoli. 2017. “Turkish plural nouns are number-neutral: Experimental data.” In Alexandre Cremers, Thom van Gessel & Floris Roelofsen, eds., Proceedings of the 21st Amsterdam Colloquium, 365-374.  pdf
  3. Tieu, Lyn & Manuel Križ. 2017. “Connecting the exhaustivity of clefts and the homogeneity of plural definite descriptions in acquisition.” In Maria LaMendola & Jennifer Scott, eds., Proceedings of the 41st Boston University Conference on Language Development, 651-664. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.  pdf  preprint (color)
  4. Di Bacco, Federica, Lyn Tieu, Vincenzo Moscati, Raffaella Folli, Christina Sevdali, & Jacopo Romoli. 2017. “Testing the QUD approach: Children’s comprehension of scopally ambiguous questions.” In Aaron Kaplan, Abby Kaplan, Miranda K. McCarvel, & Edward J. Rubin, eds., Proceedings of the 34th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, 177–186. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.  pdf
  5. Zehr, Jérémy, Cory Bill, Lyn Tieu, Jacopo Romoli, & Florian Schwarz. 2016. “Presupposition projection from the scope of None: Universal, existential, or both?” In Proceedings of the 26th Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference, eds. Mary Moroney, Carol-Rose Little, Jacob Collard, and Dan Burgdorf, 754-774.  pdf
  6. Gökgöz, Kadir, Ksenia Bogomolets, Lyn Tieu, Jeffrey Palmer, & Diane Lillo-Martin. 2016. “Contrastive focus in children acquiring English and ASL: Cues of prominence.” In Proceedings of the 6th Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition in North America, eds. Laurel Perkins, Rachel Dudley, Juliana Gerard, and Kasia Hitczenko, 13-23. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.  pdf  online
  7. Tieu, Lyn & Zheng Shen. 2016. “The littlest linguists and their superlatives: A first experiment.” In Ross Burkholder, Carlos Cisneros, Emily R. Coppess, Julian Grove, Emily A. Hanink, Hilary McMahan, Cherry Meyer, Natalia Pavlou, Özge Sarigül, Adam Roth Singerman & Anqi Zhang, eds., Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (2014), 453-467.  preprint
  8. Zehr, Jérémy, Cory Bill, Lyn Tieu, Jacopo Romoli, & Florian Schwarz. 2015. “Existential presupposition projection from none. An experimental investigation.” In Proceedings of the 20th Amsterdam Colloquium, eds. Thomas Brochhagen, Floris Roelofsen, and Nadine Theiler, 448-457.  preprint
  9. Tieu, Lyn & Zheng Shen. 2015. “Searching for absolute and relative readings of superlatives: A second experiment.” In Proceedings of the 39th Boston University Conference on Language Development, eds. Elizabeth Grillo and Kyle Jepson, 424-436.  preprint
  10. Tieu, Lyn, Cory Bill, Jacopo Romoli, & Stephen Crain. 2014. “Plurality inferences are scalar implicatures: Evidence from acquisition.” In Proceedings of the 24th Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference, eds. Todd Snider, Sarah D’Antonio & Mia Wiegand (LSA and CLC Publications), 122-136.  pdf
  11. Tieu, Lyn & Jungmin Kang. 2014. “On two kinds of negative concord items in Korean.” In Proceedings of the 31st West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, ed. Robert E. Santana-LaBarge, 466-473.  pdf
  12. Shimamura, Koji & Lyn Tieu. 2013. “When you can and can’t see double: Revisiting focus doubling in ASL.”  In Proceedings of the 36th Penn Linguistics Colloquium, University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 19(1), Article 22, ed. Kobey Shwayder, 189-196.  pdf
  13. Tieu, Lyn. 2010. “On the tri-ambiguous status of any: The view from child language.” In Proceedings of the 20th Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference, eds. David Lutz and Nan Li, 19-37.  pdf
  14. Tieu, Lyn. 2010. “The acquisition of NPI any in English: A case study.” In Online Supplement to the Proceedings of the 34th Boston University Conference on Language Development, eds. Katie Franich, Lauren Keil, Kate Iserman, and Jane Chandlee.  pdf
  15. Tieu, Lyn. 2010. “Re-examining cross-linguistic influence in the bilingual acquisition of wh-questions.” In Proceedings of the 2010 Canadian Linguistic Association Annual Conference, ed. Melinda Heijl.  pdf
  16. Tieu, Lyn. 2009. “Transfer effects in the production of non-referential verb phrases by heritage speakers of Chinese.” In Proceedings of the 3rd Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition in North America, eds. Jean Crawford, Koichi Otaki, and Masahiko Takahashi, 270-281.  pdf
  17. Tieu, Lyn. 2009. “Standard vs. sideward movement in verb copying.” In Proceedings of the 21st North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, Volume 2, ed. Yun Xiao, 584-600.  pdf
  18. Tieu, Lyn. 2008. “Non-referential verb use in Chinese: A unified verb copying analysis.” In Proceedings of the 20th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, Volume 2, ed. Marjorie K. Chan, 843-860.  pdf
  19. Tieu, Lyn. 2008. “Complements in non-referential contexts: Comparing English and Chinese.” In Proceedings of the 2008 Canadian Linguistic Association Annual Conference, ed. Susie Jones.  pdf
  20. Tieu, Lyn. 2007. “Transitivity requirements in Chinese: Putting the generic object in context.” In Proceedings of the 2007 Canadian Linguistic Association Annual Conference, ed. Milica Radisic.  pdf
  21. Pérez-Leroux, Ana Teresa, Mihaela Pirvulescu, Yves Roberge, Danielle Thomas, & Lyn Tieu. 2006. “Variable input and object drop in child language.” In Proceedings of the 2006 Canadian Linguistic Association Annual Conference, eds. Claire Gurski and Milica Radisic.  pdf

Extended Abstracts

  1. Zaroukian, Erin & Lyn Tieu. 2015. “Hedging arguments.” In LSA Annual Meeting Extended Abstracts 2015.  pdf
  2. Kang, Jungmin & Lyn Tieu. 2013. “Distinguishing negative polarity from concord in Korean.” In LSA Annual Meeting Extended Abstracts 2013.  pdf
  3. Tieu, Lyn & Jungmin Kang. 2012. “Reconciling neg-raising and NPIs in Korean.” In LSA Annual Meeting Extended Abstracts 2012.  pdf
  4. Sharvit, Yael & Lyn Tieu. 2011. “Cross-linguistic variation in before-clauses.” In LSA Annual Meeting Extended Abstracts 2011.  pdf

Book Reviews

  1. Tieu, Lyn. 2014. Review of The Acquisition of Scope Interpretation in Dative Constructions, by Marie-Elise van der Ziel, 2012. LINGUIST List 25.340 (Jan 20 2014).  link
  2. Tieu, Lyn. 2011. Review of Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research, eds. Elma Blom and Sharon Unsworth, 2010. LINGUIST List 22.2867 (Jul 12 2011).  link

Non Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Tieu, Lyn and Jacopo Romoli. 2020. “Children can’t always read between the lines. Sometimes it’s better to be explicit.” The Conversation, Oct 14 2020.  link