Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


[...] Liu, Mingya. (in revision). Projective Meaning in Mandarin Chinese. (ca. 220 pages as of March 2022).
[M1] Liu, Mingya. (2012). Multidimensional Semantics of Evaluative Adverbs. Leiden/Boston: Brill. 
Edited volumes:
[V8] Mingya Liu (ed). (2022). Natural Language Conditionals and Conditional Reasoning. Volume 2, Special Issue of Linguistics Vanguard.
[V7] Carolin Dudschig, Barbara Kaup, Mingya Liu and Juliane Schwab (Eds). (2021). The Processing of Negation and Polarity. Special Issue of Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.
[V6] Bechberger, Lucas, Ulf Krumnack, Kai-Uwe Kühnberger and Mingya Liu (eds.). (2021). Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning and Application. Springer book series Language, Cognition and Mind.
[V4-5] Michael Franke, Nikola Kompa, Mingya Liu, Jutta Mueller and Juliane Schwab (eds.). (2020). Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 24 (SuB24), 2019.
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[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):

[J24] Stephanie Rotter and Mingya Liu. (accepted). A register approach to negative concord vs. negative polarity items in English. Linguistics: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Language Sciences.

[J23] Stephanie Rotter and Mingya Liu. (2024). Counterfactual language, emotion and perspective: a sentence-completion study during the Covid-19 pandemic. Linguistics Vanguard.

[J22] Mathias Barthel, Rosario Tomasello and Mingya Liu. (2024). Conditionals in context: Brain signatures of prediction in discourse processing. Cognition 242:105635.

[J21] Juliane Schwab, Jutta L. Mueller and Mingya Liu. (2023). Dimensions of variation in sentence comprehension: A case study on understating negative polarity items in German. Linguistische Berichte 276:41-87.

[J20] Mingya Liu, Juliane Schwab and Ursula Hess. (2023) Language and Face in Interactions: emotion perception, social meanings and communicative intentions. Frontiers in Psychology.

[J19] Stephanie Rotter and Mingya Liu. (2023). Interlocutor relation predicts the formality of the conversation: an experiment in American and British English. Register Aspects of Language in Situation (REALIS) 2, 1-27.

[J18] Valentina N. Pescuma, Dina Serova, Julia Lukassek, Antje Sauermann, Roland Schäfer, Aria Adli, Felix Bildhauer, Markus Egg, Kristina Hülk, Aine Ito, Stefanie Jannedy, Valia Kordoni, Milena Kühnast, Silvia Kutscher, Robert Lange, Nico Lehmann, Mingya Liu, Beate Lütke, Katja Maquate, Christine Mooshammer, Vahid Mortezapour, Stefan Müller, Muriel Norde, Elizabeth Pankratz, Angela G. Patarroyo, Ana-Maria Pleșca, Camilo R. Ronderos, Stephanie Rotter, Uli Sauerland, Britta Schulte, Gediminas Schüppenhauer, Bianca M. Sell, Stephanie Solt, Megumi Terada, Dimitra Tsiapou, Elisabeth Verhoeven, Melanie Weirich, Heike Wiese, Kathy Zaruba, Lars E. Zeige, Anke Lüdeling and Pia Knoeferle. (2023). Situating language register across the ages, languages, modalities, and cultural aspects: Evidence from complementary methods. Frontiers in Psychology.

[J17] Juliane Schwab and Mingya Liu. (2022). Processing attenuating NPIs in indicative and counterfactual conditionals. Frontiers Psychology 13:894396.

[J16] Mathias Barthel, Rosario Tomasello and Mingya Liu (2022). Online comprehension of conditionals in context: A self-paced reading study on wenn (‘if’) versus nur wenn (‘only if’) in German. Linguistics Vanguard.

[J15] Mingya Liu and Yuting Wang. (2022). Jiu-conditionals in Mandarin Chinese – Thoughts on a uniform pragmatic analysis of Mandarin conditional constructions. Linguistics Vanguard.

[J14] Juliane Schwab, Ming Xiang, and Mingya Liu (2022). Anti-locality effect without head-final dependencies. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

[J13] Carolin Dudschig, Barbara Kaup, Mingya Liu and Juliane Schwab. (2021). The processing of negation and polarity: an overview. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.

[J12] Mingya Liu, Stephanie Rotter, and Anastasia Giannakidou. (2021). Bias and modality in conditionals: experimental evidence and theoretical implications.Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.

[J11] Mingya Liu, and Mathias Barthel. (2021). Semantic processing of conditional connectives – German wenn ‘if’ vs. nur wenn ‘only if’. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.

[J10] Juliane Schwab, Mingya Liu, and Jutta L. Mueller (2021). On the acquisition of polarity items: 11- to 12-year-olds' comprehension of German NPIs and PPIs. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.

[J9] Mingya Liu. (2021). Processing non-at-issue meanings of conditional connectives: The wenn/falls contrast in German. Frontiers Psychology12:629177.

[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:

[A21] Alexander Wimmer and Mingya Liu. (in preparation). Variation in conditional perfection.

[A20] Alexander Wimmer and Mingya Liu. (submitted). Conditional 'then' and the QUD-approach to conditional perfection. For: Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 28.

[A19] Stephanie Rotter and Mingya Liu. (accepted). Less formal and more rebellious — An experiment on the social meaning of negative concord in American English. Mouton de Gruyter.

[A18] Mingya Liu and Stephanie Rotter. (2023). Modal concord in American and British English: A register-based experimental study. In: Proceedings of the 58th annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS58), 277-288, University of Chicago.

[A17] Britta Grusdt, Mingya Liu and Michael Franke. (2023). Testing the influence of QUDs on the occurrence of Conditional Perfection. Proceedings of the second Experiments in Linguistic Meaning (ELM2) conference, University of Pennsylvania.

[A16] Juliane Schwab and Mingya Liu. (2022). Attenuating NPIs in indicative vs. counterfactual conditionals. In: Gutzmann, Daniel & Sophie Repp (eds.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 26 (SuB26), Universität zu Köln.

[A15] Paola Gega, Mingya Liu and Lucas Bechberger. (2021). Numerical concepts in context. In: Bechberger, Lucas, Kai-Uwe Kühnberger and Mingya Liu (eds.), Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning and Application. Springer.
[A14] Lucas Bechberger and Mingya Liu. (2021). Concepts in Action: Introduction. In: Bechberger, Lucas, Kai-Uwe Kühnberger and Mingya Liu (eds.), Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning and Application. Springer. 

[A13] Mingya Liu and Yuting Wang. (2021). Speaker commitment by Mandarin Conditional Connectives: distributional and experimental evidence. In: Proceedings of the 21th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop (CLSW2020). Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

[A12] Mingya Liu. (2019). Graded Biconditionality and Reasoning. In: Proceedings of the 54th annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS54), University of Chicago.

[A11] Mingya Liu. (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] Mingya Liu. (2014). The Undefinedness of Conventional Implicatures. In: Proceedings of Moscow Syntax and Semantics (MOSS) 2, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 75.

[A9] Mingya Liu, 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] Mingya Liu. (2011). How Evaluative Adverbs Project and Why. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Projective Meaning at ESSLLI 2011, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

[A7] Jan-Philipp Soehn, 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] Mingya Liu. (2010). Universal Quantification and NPI Licensing. In: Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 14, 273-288.

[A5] Mingya Liu. (2010). Adverbs of Comment and Disagreement. In: Logic, Language and Meaning. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 6042, 335-344.

[A4] Mingya Liu. (2009). Speaker-oriented Adverbs of the German –weise Sort. In: Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 13, 333-345.

[A3] Mingya Liu and Jan-Philipp Soehn. (2009). An Empirical Perspective on Positive Polarity Items in German. In: Winkler, Susanne and Sam Featherston (eds.) The Fruits of Empirical Linguistics. Volume 2: Product. Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton.

[A2] Mingya Liu. (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] Mingya Liu. (2009). A Time-relational Approach to Aspect in Mandarin Chinese and English. In: Current Issues in Unity and Diversity of Languages, Collection of the papers selected from the 18th International Congress of Linguists.


Andreas Blümel and Mingya Liu. (2021). Review of the book 'The Morphosyntax of Negative Markers' by Karen De Clercq.

Gianina Iordăchioaia and Mingya Liu. (2015). Bericht AG 9: Varieties of Positive Polarity Items. Mitteilungen der DGfS81, 60-62.

Mingya Liu. (2007). The Semantics of Aspect Marking: A Comparative Study of Mandarin Chinese and English. M.A. thesis, University of Göttingen.