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[...] Liu, Mingya. (in revision). Projective Meaning in Mandarin Chinese. (ca. 290 pages by December 15, 2019, under contract with de Gruyter for the TiSLM series).
[M1] Liu, Mingya. (2012). Multidimensional Semantics of Evaluative Adverbs. Leiden/Boston: Brill. 
Edited volumes:
[V5] Bechberger, Lucas, Ulf Krumnack, Kai-Uwe Kühnberger and Mingya Liu (eds.). (to appear). Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning and Application. Accepted book proposal for the Springer book series Language, Cognition and Mind.
[V4] Michael Franke, Nikola Kompa, Mingya Liu, Jutta Mueller and Juliane Schwab (eds.). (2020). Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 24 (SuB24), 2019.
[V3] Liu, Mingya (ed). (2019). Natural Language Conditionals and Conditional Reasoning. Special Issue of Linguistics Vanguard 5(s3).
[V2] Iordachioaia, Gianina and Mingya Liu (eds.). (2018). Positive Polarity: Data and Theory. Special Issue of Linguistics 56(2), 2018.
[V1] Csipak, Eva, Regine Eckardt, Mingya Liu and Manfred Sailer (eds.) (2013). Beyond ‘any’ and ‘ever’: New Explorations in Negative Polarity Sensitivity. Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton.
Journal articles (with links):
[...] Liu, Mingya. (in preparation). The wenn/falls Contrast in German: with experimental evidence.
[J7] Blümel, Andreas and Mingya Liu. (2020).  Revisiting Obligatory Relatives – Empirical and Theoretical PerspectivesZeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft.
[J6] Liu, Mingya. (2019). The Elastic Nonveridicality Property of Indicative Conditionals. Linguistics Vanguard 5(s3).
[J5] Liu, Mingya. (2019). Current Issues in Conditionals. Linguistics Vanguard 5(s3).
[J4] Liu, Mingya, Peter König and Jutta L. Mueller. (2019). Novel ERP Evidence for Processing Differences between Negative and Positive Polarity Items in German. Frontiers Psychology.
[J3] Liu, Mingya. (2019). The Semantics and Pragmatics of chadian-mei in Mandarin Chinese. Linguistische Berichte 258.
[J2] Liu, Mingya and Gianina Iordachioaia. (2018). Current perspectives on positive polarityIntrodution for the special issue on Positive Polarity: Data and Theory. Linguistics 56(2), 2018.
[J1] Jäkel, Frank and Mingya Liu. (2016). On Interactivity in Probabilistic Pragmatics: yet another rational analysis of scalar implicatures Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft 35(1), 69-87.
Peer-reviewed proceedings articles or book chapters:
[A14] Gega, Paola, Mingya Liu and Lucas Bechberger. (2020).  'Numerical concepts in context'. In: Bechberger, Lucas, Ulf Krumnack, Kai-Uwe Kühnberger and Mingya Liu (eds.). (to appear). Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning and Application. Springer.
[A13] Liu, Mingya and Yuting Wang. (2020).  'Speaker commitment by Mandarin Conditional Connectives: distributional and experimental evidence'. In: Proceedings of the 21th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop (CLSW2020), City University of Hong Kong.
[A12] Liu, Mingya. (2019).  'Graded Biconditionality and Reasoning'. In: Proceedings of the 54th annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS54), University of Chicago.
[A11] Liu, Mingya. (2017). ‘Negative Entailment, Positive Implicature and Polarity Items’, in Lee, Chungmin, Ferenc Kiefer, and Manfred Krifka (eds.), Contrastiveness in Information Structure, Alternatives and Scalar Implicatures, 227-244. Amsterdam: Springer.
[A10] Liu, Mingya. (2014). ‘The Undefinedness of Conventional Implicatures’. In: Proceedings of Moscow Syntax and Semantics (MOSS) 2, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 75.
[A9] Liu, Mingya, Regine Eckardt and Janino Radó. (2013). Polarity in Context’. In Csipak, Eva, Regine Eckardt, Mingya Liu and Manfred Sailer (Eds.), Beyond ‘any’ and ‘ever’: New Explorations in Negative Polarity Sensitivity, 351-368. Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton.
[A8] Liu, Mingya. (2011). ‘How Evaluative Adverbs Project and Why’. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Projective Meaning at ESSLLI 2011, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
[A7] Soehn, Jan-Philipp, Mingya Liu, Beata Trawinski and Gianina Iordachioaia. (2010). 'Positive und Negative Polaritätselemente als lexikalische Einheiten mit Distributionsidiosynkrasien'. In: Proceedings of the Europhras 2008, 273-281.
[A6] Liu, Mingya. (2010). ‘Universal Quantification and NPI Licensing’. In: Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 14, 273-288.
[A5] Liu, Mingya. (2010). ‘Adverbs of Comment and Disagreement’. In: Logic, Language and Meaning. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 6042, 335-344.
[A4] Liu, Mingya. (2009). ‘Speaker-oriented Adverbs of the German –weise Sort’. In: Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 13, 333-345.
[A3] Liu, Mingya. (2009). ‘An Empirical Perspective on Positive Polarity Items in German’, with Jan-Philipp Soehn. In: Winkler, Susanne and Sam Featherston (eds.) The Fruits of Empirical Linguistics. Volume 2: Product. Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton.
[A2] Liu, Mingya. (2009). ‘Negative Implicatum, Positive Implicatum’. In: Current Issues in Unity and Diversity of Languages, Collection of the papers selected from the 18th International Congress of Linguists.
[A1] Liu, Mingya. (2009). ‘A Time-relational Approach to Aspect in Mandarin Chinese and English'. In: Current Issues in Unity and Diversity of LanguagesCollection of the papers selected from the 18th International Congress of Linguists.


Invited presentations:
[iP19] 03/27/2010: ‘A Register Approach to Negation and Polarity. Department of English and American Studies (IEAS), University of Frankfurt am Main 
[iP18] 03/06-08/2019: ‘The Semantics and Pragmatics of Conditional Connectives. Workshop on Concessives vsAdversativesOpposing Opposition at the 41th annual meeting of the German Linguistics Society, University of Bremen
[iP17] 01/09/2019: ‘The Semantics and Pragmatics of Conditional Connectives. German Department, University of Cologne
[iP16] 07/14-15/2018: Empirical and Theoretical Approaches to Polarity Sensitivity at the Second Workshop on Language and Logic in China (LaLo2), Beijing Normal University
[iP15] 07/13/2018: ‘The Semantics and Pragmatics of Conditional Connectives. Department of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University
[iP14] 02/01/2018: Mandarin shenme... dou. Topics in semantics and pragmatics. Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago
[iP13] 01/30/2018: Epistemic’ effects with indefinites: irgendein/was. Topics in semantics and pragmatics. Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago
[iP12] 01/12/2018: ‘Speaker commitment of different dimensions: conditional connectives and polarity items’. Linguistics and Philosophy Workshop. Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago
[iP11]  11/29/2016:   ‘Speaker Commitment of Different Dimensions’. University of Stuttgart.
[iP10] 07/2016: ‘The Pragmatics of Conditional Connectives: the wenn-falls contrast in German’. Peking University.
[iP8-9] 12/2015: ‘A Multidimensional Semantic Approach to chadian-mei (差点)’. Peking University and Nanjing University, China.
[iP7] 06/03–05/2015: ‘A Multidimensional Semantic Approach to chadian-mei (差点)’, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
[iP6] 11/25/2014: ‘Noncanonical Negation in Mandarin Chinese’, English Department, University of Göttingen.
[iP1-5] 2011–2012: ‘The Truth-conditional Semantics of Evaluative Adverbs’ at Zhejiang University and Peking University, China, at the SFB833 in Tübingen, at the ‘Leibniz-Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft’ (ZAS) in Berlin and at the ‘Institut für Englands- & Amerikastudien' (IEAS) in Frankfurt
(Peer reviewed) conference presentations:
[P36] 09/27-28/2019: Presentation Multiple Cue Integration in Discourse Expectations: experimenting with German zwar...aber vs. English sure...but at the DETEC (Discourse Expectations: Theoretical, Experimental, and Computational Perspectives) conference, with Juliane Schwab, Leibniz-Center for General Linguistics (ZAS), Berlin
[P35] 09/25-26/2019: Presentation Semantic Causality Hidden in Mandarin Counterfactual Conditionals at the  XPrag.de-Workshop “Contrasting Underspecification and Overspecification of Discourse Relations”, Leibniz-Center for General Linguistics (ZAS), Berlin
[P34] 09/19-20/2019: Poster presentation Multiple Sources of Imprecision in Numerical Expressions at the 3nd Experimental Pragmatics in Italy Conference,  with Paola Gega, University of Cagliari.
[P33] 09/19-20/2019: Poster presentation Expectation-based sentence processing in prospective NPI licensing at the 3nd Experimental Pragmatics in Italy Conference,  with Juliane Schwab, University of Cagliari.
[P32] 06/19-21/2019:  Poster presentation ‘Non-at-issue Meanings of Mandarin Conditional Connectives, at the 8th Experimental Pragmatics conference, with Yuting Wang. University of Edinburgh
[P31] 06/09-14/2019: Presentation ‘Causal Inference by Mandarin Counterfactuals, at the Panel “Counterfactuals in Chinese Languages” of the 16th International Pragmatics Conference. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
[P30] 03/29-31/2019: Poster presentation Anti-locality Effect without Verb-final Dependencies at the 32ndCUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, with Juliane Schwab and Ming Xiang. University of Colorado Boulder.
[P29] 03/16-17/2019: Poster presentation ‘Degree Pragmatics of Mandarin Conditional Connectives, at the international workshop on “Degrees and Grammar: An East Asian Perspective”, with Yuting Wang. Nanjing University
[P28] 09/26-28/2018: Presentation  Numeral yi ‘one’ as domain restrictor in Mandarin Chinese at the  10th International Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL-10), with Yenan Sun and Anastasia Giannakidou, University of Milan 
[P27] 09/06-08/2018: Poster presentation  Anti-locality Effect without Verb-final Dependencies, with Ming Xiang, AMLaP 2018, Berlin.
[P26] 06/11-12/2018: Poster presentation  Graded Biconditionality and Reasoning at the annual meeting of XPrag.de, University of Graz.
[P25] 04/26-28/2018: Poster presentation  Graded Biconditionality and Reasoning’ at the 54th annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, University of Chicago.
[P24] 04/06-07/2018:  The wenn/falls contrast in German: with experimental evidence at the Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable, UC Berkeley
[P23] 10/22–24/2017: ‘Revisiting Obligatory Relatives – Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives’, at the 10th conference on Syntax, Phonology and Language Analysis (SinFonIJA 10), with Andreas Blümel at the Center for Advanced Academic Studies (CAAS) in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
[P22] 09/1820/2017: ‘Deriving the wenn/falls Contrast in German as Scalar Implicature: with experimental evidence’, Annual meeting of XPrag.de, University of Cologne.
[P21] 06/1920/2017: ‘Electrophysiological signatures of negative and positive polarity processing in German sentence comprehension’, with Peter König and Jutta L. Mueller at  the workshop ‘Revisiting Semantic and Pragmatic Theories from a Neurocognitive Perspectives’. University of Bochum.
[P20] 09/1819/2015: ‘German Conditional Connective falls as an Attitudinal Expression’, at the SPIRIT workshop on Negation, University of Göttingen.
[P19]  06/0305/2015:  ‘A Multidimensional Semantic Approach to chadian-mei (差点没)’, at a GLOW-Workshop on the Semantics of African, Asian and Austronesian Languages (TripleA 2), Univesity of Postdam.
[P18] 05/1920/2015:  ‘Advocating a Three-Dimensional Semantics: positive polarity and presupposition-triggering conventional implicatures’, at the international conference on The Pragmatics of Grammar: Negation and Polarity, University of  Caen.
[P17] 03/0406/2015: ‘Positive Polarity of Conventional Implicatures’, at the workshop on Varieties of Positive Polarity Items, the 37th Annual Meeting of the DGfS (German Linguistic Society) 2015, University of Leipzig.
[P16] 09/2527/2014:  ‘Interpreting chadian-mei (差点没)’, at the 7th Syntax, Phonology and Language Analysis Conference (SinFonIJA 7), University of Graz.
[P15]  06/1113/2014: Poster ‘Chinese even (甚至连也都) as even even..also even’, with Christopher Götze at a GLOW-Workshop on the Semantics of African, Asian and Austronesian Languages (TripleA 1), University of Tübingen
[P14] 08/0812/2011: Poster ‘How Evaluative Adverbs Project and Why’, at the Workshop on Projective Meaning, ESSLLI 2011, University Ljubljana
[P13] 04/2224/2011:  ‘The Undefinedness of Conventional Implicatures’, at Moscow Syntax and Semantics (MOSS) 2, Moscow
[P12] 05/2829/2010: ‘Die positive Polarität von evaluativen Adverbien’, at the  2th Semantik und Pragmatik im Südwesten (SPSW 2), University of Göttingen
[P11] 02/1113/2010: ‘Polarity in Context’, with Eva Csipak, Regine Eckardt, Janina Radó and Manfred Sailer at the International Conference on Linguistic Evidence 2010. University of Tübingen
[P10] 12/1618/2009:  ‘Adverbs of Comment and Disagreement’, at Amsterdam Colloquium 17, University of Amsterdam
[P9] 09/2830/2009: ‘Universal Quantification and NPI Licensing’, at Sinn und Bedeutung 14, University of Vienna
[P8] 06/0507/2009: ‘Subtrigged Concealed Questions’ at the Frequently Asked Concealed Questions Workshop, University of Göttingen
[P7] 09/3010/02/2008: ‘Speaker-oriented Adverbs of the German –weise Sort’, at  Sinn und Bedeutung 13, University of Stuttgart
[P6] 09/2008: Poster ‘Negation, Conventional Implicature, and Positive Polarity Items’ at the Ecole d'Automne de Linguistique (EALing), Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
[P5] 09/1013/2008:  ‘Positive Intensifying Adverbials in German’ at the 27th International Conference on Lexis and Grammar, University of   L’Aquila
[P3-4] 07/2126/2008: 18th International Congress of Linguists, Korea University,  Seoul.
‘A Time-relational Approach to Aspect in Mandarin Chinese and English’ at the Workshop on Formal Approaches to the Relation of Tense, Aspect and Modality
‘Negative Implicatum, Positive Implicatum’ at the Workshop on Contrastiveness in Information Structure and/or Scalar Implicatures
[P2] 01/31–02/02/2008:  ‘Empirical Perspectives on Positive Polarity Items in German’, with Jan-Philipp Soehn at the International Conference on Linguistic Evidence 2008, University of Tübingen
[P1] 12/15/2007: ‘Distributionsidiosynkrasien in der Logischen Form’, with Frank Richter, Jan-Philipp Soehn and Beate Trawsinski. Project report presented at the SFB-Tag, University of Tübingen