Victor Junnan Pan 潘俊楠

Professor

Maîtrise, Research Master, PhD (University of Nantes, France), Habilitation (University of Paris 7, France)

Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages
Leung Kau Kui Building
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, Hong Kong

Email: victorjunnanpan[at]cuhk.edu.hk

 

Research Interests

Theoretical linguistics

Education

2016 Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (H.D.R.) in Linguistics
(法國國家語言學博士生導師資格文憑)
Title: A'-dependencies in Mandarin Chinese: interrogatives, left-periphery and resumptivity
Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle (LLF)-UMR 7110, Department of Linguistics, University Paris Diderot-Paris 7
Committee members: Alain Rouveret, supervisor, University Paris Diderot-Paris 7
Hamida Demirdache, University of Nantes
Caterina Donati, University Paris Diderot-Paris 7
Waltraud Paul, external reviewer, CRLAO, CNRS-EHESS
Alain Peyraube, chair of the committee, CRLAO, CNRS-EHESS
Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai, external reviewer, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan

2007 PhD (Doctorat in France) in Linguistics (語言學博士學位)
Laboratoire de Linguistique de Nantes-EA 3827, Department of Linguistics, University of Nantes, Nantes, France
Thesis: Interrogation and quantification: the role and the function of the interrogative particles and elements in Mandarin Chinese. (written in French)
Committee members: Paul Boucher, Hamida Demirdache, Waltraud Paul, Alain Peyraube and Jean-Yves Pollock

2004 Master (Diplôme d'études approfondies (DEA)/Research Master in France) in Linguistics (深入研究文憑/研究型碩士)
Department of Linguistics, University of Nantes, Nantes, France.
Thesis: Wh-questions in mandarin Chinese: the status of wh-words and interrogative particles. (written in French)
Committee members: Paul Boucher, Hamida Demirdache
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_of_Advanced_Studies)

2003 Maîtrise (in France) in English Linguistics

Department of English, University of Nantes, Nantes, France.
Thesis: Interrogative constructions in English and in Chinese. (written in English)
Committee members: Paul Boucher, Hamida Demirdache

Work Experience

Since January 2019 Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2008-2018 Maître de Conférences en langue et linguistique chinoises, titulaire, Université Paris Diderot- Paris 7
(Associate Professor in Chinese language and linguistics, with tenure, University Paris Diderot- Paris 7)
Research affiliation: Researcher of Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle (LLF) - UMR 7110, CNRS & Paris 7
2007-2008 Attaché Temporaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche (ATER), Université Paul Valéry – Montpellier 3
(Contract teaching and research position in Chinese Language, University Paul Valéry – Montpellier 3)
Teaching affiliation: Department of Chinese studies, University Paul Valéry- Montpellier 3

- Short time appointment:

March 2018 Guest professor
School of foreign languages, Beijing Institute of Technology (北京理工大學外國語學院)

Academic honors and prizes

2017 Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (法蘭西大學學院青年院士)
(http://www.iufrance.fr/les-membres-de-liuf/membre/1716-victor-pan.html)
2017 Prime d’encadrement doctoral et de recherche (PEDR) Doctoral Supervision and Research Award of the French government (法國“國家優秀科研及優秀博士生導師獎勵津貼”)
2017-2019 Nationally selected Full Time Scientific Researcher at the Centre de recherches linguistiques sur l’Asie orientale (CRLAO)-UMR 8563, in the ‘Délégation au CNRS’ program. Team II: Syntax and semantics of modern Chinese, Korean and Japanese: formal approach and cognitive approach

Recent research activities and responsibilities

- Anonymous reviewer for international journals
Concentric, National Taiwan Normal University
Glossa
International Journal of Chinese Linguistics, John Benjamins
Journal of East Asian Linguistics, Springer
Journal of Linguistics

Language and Linguistics (《語言暨語言學》), Taiwan
Lingua, Elsevier
Lingua Sinica, Springer
Linguistic Inquiry, MIT
Linguistic variation, John Benjamins
Linguistics, De Gruyter Mouton
Natural Language & Linguistic Theory, Springer
Studies on Chinese Linguistics, De Gruyter Mouton
The Linguistic Review, De Gruyter Mouton
Etc.

- Executive committee member of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL) 2015-2017.

- Treasurer and executive committee member of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL) since 2013-2018.

Taught courses

Administrative responsibilities

2015-2018 Member of the Conseil National Universitaire (CNU ‘National Council for Universities’) of the French government, pointed by le Secrétaire d’État chargé de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche.
2011-2015 Member of the Conseil National Universitaire (CNU) of the French government, elected.


Publication

A. Books (Research monographs):

- In English:

2019 Architecture of The Periphery in Chinese: Cartography and Minimalism.
[ Routledge Studies on Chinese Linguistics], London/New York: Routledge. 230 pages.
(https://www.routledge.com/The-Architecture-of-Periphery-in-Chinese-Cartography-and-Minimalism/Pan/p/book/9781138068186)
2016 Resumptivity in Mandarin Chinese: A Minimalist Account.
[Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs (TiLSM)], vol. 298. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter. 310 pages.
(https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/475759)

- In French:

2017 La syntaxe du chinois : une perspective comparative (‘Syntax of Chinese: A Comparative Perspective’ written in French).
[ Études Linguistiques]. Arras: Artois Presses Université. 325 pages.
(http://apu.univ-artois.fr/Revues-et-collections/Etudes-linguistiques/La-Syntaxe-du-chinois-une-perspective-comparative)

2016 La résomptivité en chinois mandarin dans le programme minimaliste (‘Resumptivity in Mandarin Chinese in Minimalist Program’ written in French),
[ Domaines étrangers et langues de France], Limoges: Lambert-Lucas, 230 pages.
(http://www.lambert-lucas.com/la-resomptivite-en-chinois)

2011 Interrogatives et quantification en chinois mandarin: une approche générative (‘Interrogatives and Quantification Theory in Mandarin Chinese: A Generative Approach’ written in French),
[Rivages Linguistiques], Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 250 pages.
(http://www.pur-editions.fr/detail.php?idOuv=2686)

B. Edited volume

(2018) (with Waltraud Paul). The syntax of complex sentences in Chinese. Co-edited volume of special issue, Linguistic Analysis, Volume 42, Issue 1-2.
(http://www.linguisticanalysis.com)

C. Peer-reviewed journal articles:

2019. ‘Derivation of the Apparent Narrow Scope of Sentence-Final Particles in Chinese: A Reply to Erlewine (2017)’, Studies in Chinese Linguistics, Volume 39, Issue 2.

2018. (With Waltraud Paul) ‘Introduction’. In V. J. Pan & W. Paul (eds.) The syntax of complex sentences in Chinese. Special issue, Linguistic Analysis, Volume 42, Issue (1-2), 1-16.

2018. (With Waltraud Paul) ‘The syntax of complex sentences in Mandarin Chinese: A comprehensive overview and analyses’. In Pan & Paul (eds.) The syntax of complex sentences in Chinese. Special issue of Linguistic Analysis, Volume 42, Issue (1-2), 63-161. (*First author)

2018. ‘最簡方案下的標籤理論 (Labeling in the Minimalist Program)’, 語言學研究 (Linguistic Research), Volume 25, 5-15. 

2017. (with M.M.Jocelyne Fernandez-Vest, Marri Amon, Karl-Erland Gadelii, Jirasak Achariyayos and Danh-Thàn Do-Hurinville) ‘Information structuring of dialogic pairs from a cross-linguistic perspective: Evidence from some European and Asian languages’, Language Typology and Universals (STUF), Volume 70, Issue 3, 391-453.
(https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/stuf.2017.70.issue-3/stuf-2017-0020/stuf-2017-0020.xml)

2017. ‘Minimaliser les dépendances A' : résomptifs vs lacunes’, Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue Canadienne Linguistique, Volume 62, Issue 1, p. 118-145.
(https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/canadian-journal-of-linguistics-revue-canadienne-de-linguistique/article/div-classtitleminimaliser-les-dependances-a-resomptifs-vs-lacunesdiv/668111FA91916DC9E184E5794C64577B)

2016. ‘Resumptivity and Two Types of A'-dependencies in Minimalist Program’, International Journal of Chinese Linguistics (IJChL), Volume 3, Issue 1, p. 46-79.
(https://benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/ijchl.3.1.02pan/details)

2016. (with Waltraud Paul). ‘Why Chinese SFPs are neither optional nor disjunctors’, Lingua, Volume 170, p. 23-34. (*First author)
(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0024384115002004)

2015 ‘Mandarin Peripheral Construals at Syntax-Discourse Interface’, The Linguistic Review, Volume 32, Issue 4, p. 819-868.
(https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/tlir.2015.32.issue-4/tlr-2015-0005/tlr-2015-0005.xml)

2015 ‘Contre le point de vue “macro-variation” sur les résomptions’, Studii de lingvistică, Volume 5, p. 203-220.
(http://studiidelingvistica.uoradea.ro/arhiva-ro-5-2015.html)

2014 ‘Wh-ex-situ in Chinese: Mapping Between Information Structure and Split CP’, Linguistic Analysis, Volume 39 (3-4), p. 371-413.
(http://www.linguisticanalysis.com/volumes/39issue3-4)

2011 ‘ATB-topicalization in Mandarin Chinese: an Intersective Operator Analysis’, Linguistic Analysis, Volume 37 (1-2), p. 231-272.
(http://www.linguisticanalysis.com/volumes/37issue1-2/atb-topicalization-in-mandarin-chinese)

D. Peer-reviewed book chapters:

(To appear) ‘Quantification and wh-in-situ in Mandarin Chinese’. In Chinese Linguistics in Rome, Linda Badan and Chiara Romagnoli (eds.) [Collection des Cahiers de Linguistique – Asie Orientale]. CRLAO, EHESS.

2019 ‘System repairing strategy at interface: Wh-in-situ in Mandarin Chinese’, in Interface in Grammar, Jianhua Hu & Haihua Pan (eds.), Language Faculty and Beyond (LFAB), John Benjamins, 133-166.

2017 ‘Optional projections in the left-periphery in Mandarin Chinese’. In Studies on Syntactic Cartography (《句法制图理论研究》[Jùfǎ zhìtú lǐlùn yánjīu]), Fuzhen Si (eds.), Beijing: 中国社会科学出版社 (Zhōngguó shèhuì chūbǎnshè) [China Social Sciences Press], p. 216-248.

2017 (with Waltraud Paul) ‘What you see is what you get: Chinese sentence-final particles as head-final complementisers’, in J. Bayer & V. Struckmeier (eds.) Discourse Particles – Formal Approaches to their Syntax and Semantics, [Linguistiche Arbeiten], Berlin : Mouton De Gruyter, p. 49-77.
(https://www.degruyter.com/view/books/9783110497151/9783110497151-003/9783110497151-003.xml)

2015 ‘Syntactic and Prosodic Marking of Contrastiveness in Spoken Chinese’, in Fernandez-Vest, M.M.Jocelyne & Van Valin, Robert D. Jr. (eds.), Information Structuring of Spoken Language from a Cross-Linguistic Perspective, [Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs, TILSM 283]. Berlin/Munich/Boston: De Gruyter, p. 191-210.
(https://www.degruyter.com/view/books/9783110368758/9783110368758-010/9783110368758-010.xml)

E. Conference proceedings:

To appear ‘Ambiguïté des syntagmes interrogatifs en chinois mandarin’, in Actes du colloque international: enseignement du chinois langue étrangère aux francophones, Beijing Language and Cultural University Press.

2017 ‘Phasal Agree as Precondition on Multiple Transfers: Evidence From A-bar Dependency in Chinese’, in 2017 The Syntax-Morphology Interface in Generative Grammar: Proceedings of The 19th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar, Changguk Yim (eds.), The Korean Generative Grammar Circle: 261-276.

2015 ‘Prosodic Licensing of Wh-in-situ in Mandarin Chinese’, in the Proceedings of The 27th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, (ed.) Tao, Hongyin et al., University of California, Los Angeles, p. 305-321.
(https://naccl.osu.edu/proceedings/naccl-27)

2014 ‘Deriving Special Questions in Mandarin Chinese: A Comparative Study’, in 2014 Comparative Syntax: Proceedings of The 16th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar, Jong-Un Park and Il-Jae Lee, The Korean Generative Grammar Circle: 349-368.
(http://www.llf.cnrs.fr/sites/llf.cnrs.fr/files/biblio//Special%20questions%20SICOGG%2016.pdf)

F. Summary in international journals:

2007 ‘Résumé de la thèse de doctorat Interrogation et quantification : le rôle et la fonction des particules et des éléments interrogatifs en chinois mandarin’, Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale, Vol.36 (1), p.128-138.
(http://www.persee.fr/doc/clao_0153-3320_2007_num_36_1_1837)

G. Articles in other journals

2016 « La linguistique générative : une étude sur le langage humain d’un point de vue biologique », Le CNRS en Chine, La vie des laboratoires, magazine published by Bureau du CNRS en Chine, N° 23, Autumn 2016.
(http://www.cnrs.fr/derci/IMG/pdf/cnrsenchine_23.pdf)

(Chinese version) “生成語言學:從認知系統的生物性出發來研究人類語言的異同”. 《CNRS 在中國-實驗室生活》, 法國國家科學研究中心中國代表處期刊,N° 23, 秋季刊 2016.
(http://cn.ambafrance.org/IMG/pdf/cnrsenchine_23_final_ch-site_leger.pdf)

H. Invited talks in international conferences and workshops

2018. (with J. Choi, L. Dao and S. Nishio) Interface Strategy to wh-quantification: A Comparative Approach 8th International Conference on Formal Linguistics, 23-25 Novembre, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. (first author)

2017. Two Types of Pronouns and Reconstruction Effects in Mandarin Chinese’, invited talk at the Workshop on DP. Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, November 11.

2017. ‘依存結構中的複指關系鏈(Yīcún jiégòu zhōng de fùzhǐ guānxìliàn)’ [Resumptive dependency in Mandarin Chinese], The 2nd Chinese-French Linguistics Forum (CASS of China & EHESS of France), Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences & College of Liberal Arts of Hubei University, Wuhan, China, October 30 – November 1.

2017. ‘The Form and Function of Transformations: From Syntactic Structures to Minimalism’, keynote speech at Symposium on Generative Grammar since Syntactic Structures – A critical look at some major themes, Linguistics Institute of China & Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin, China, July, 29.

2017. ‘Peripheral Projections in Mandarin Chinese’, invited talk given at the Workshop on the Skeleton of Language: Syntactic Cartography and Distributed Morphology, Zhejiang University, China, 12-14 April.

2016. ‘Optional Peripherial Projections in Mandarin Chinese’, invited talk given at the “X-bar Workshop” 2016 Young Scholars Forum. Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), Beijing, China, 19 December.

2015 'Wh-ex-situ and Information Structure in Chinese', Workshop "What the topic is (not) about", 28th Paris Meeting on East Asian Linguistics, CRLAO, INALCO, Paris, France, 2-3 July.

2015 ‘從信息結構出發來討論漢語疑問短語的前置現象’ (Cóng xìnxī jiégòu chūfā lái tǎolùn hànyǔ yíwènduǎnyǔ de qiánzhì xiànxiàng) [Wh-ex-situ in Mandarin Chinese and information structure], Colloque franco-chinois: Nouveaux horizons en linguistique chinoise, CRLAO, CNRS, Institut d’Etudes Avancées de Paris, 22-23 June.

2012 ‘Ambigüité des syntagmes interrogatifs en mandarin : une explication pour les enseignants mais pas nécessairement pour les apprenants de langue’, talk given at ‘Colloque international : enseignement du chinois langue étrangère aux francophones’, INALCO, Paris, France, 1-2 June

2011 ‘Interface Strategy in Mandarin: When Syntax Interacts With Prosody and Discourse’, invited talk for Joint Symposium on the Interfaces of Grammar, organized by Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and the City University of Hong Kong, Beijing, China, 19-21 October.

2010 ‘Topicalisation-ATB en chinois mandarin et l'opérateur d'intersection’, invited talk for Journées d’étude de linguistique sur l’Asie Orientale, LCAO, University of Paris 7, Paris, France, 9-10 September.

2009 ‘On the Syntax and Interpretation of why-like what in Chinese’, invited talk for Les journées d’études organized by the research project "Types de phrases - cartographie et typologie" (Fed. Typologie et universaux linguistiques, CNRS), Paris, France,

2008 ‘Special Interrogatives in Mandarin Chinese’, invited talk for Les journées d’études organized by the research project "Types de phrases - cartographie et typologie" (Fed. Typologie et universaux linguistiques, CNRS), Paris, France, Paris, France.

2008 ‘Wh-in-situ et questions rhétorique en chinois mandarin’, invited talk for Les journées d’études organized by the research project "Types de phrases - cartographie et typologie" (Fed. Typologie et universaux linguistiques, CNRS), Paris, France.

I. Invited Seminars, Courses and Talks

2018. ‘Architecture of the Sentence Periphery in Chinese’, course given at the Series of Seminars on Second Language Acquisition and Chinese Linguistics, School of Asian Studies, University College Cork, Ireland, 16 October.

2018 ‘Main Clause Phenomena of Peripheral Functional Projections in Chinese’. Talk given in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 22 March.

2018 ‘A Minimalist Derivation of Head-Final Order in the Peripheral Domain’. Talk given for Departmental seminars in the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 6 March.

2017. ‘最簡方案下漢語的複指關系(Zuìjiǎn fāng’àn xià hànyǔ de fùzhǐ guānxì)’ [Resumptivity in Chinese in the framework of the Minimalist Program]. Invited talk given at School of Liberal Arts, Nanjing University & The China Center for Linguistic and Strategic Studies, Nanjing, China, 21 November.

2017. ‘漢語中的關系化和話題化 (Hànyǔ zhōng de guānxihuà hé huàtíhuà) [Relativization and left-dislocation in Mandarin Chinese]’. Invited talk given at the Center for the Study of Language and Cognition. Zhejiang university, China, 11 April.

2016. ‘Wh-ex-situ and the Left Periphery in Mandarin Chinese’, course given at the 1st Series of Seminars on Second Language Acquisition and Chinese Linguistics, School of Asian Studies, University College Cork, Ireland, 26 October.

2016. ‘Resumptivity in Mandarin Chinese: A Minimalist Perspective’, talks given for Departmental seminars in the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 29 August.

2016. ‘Reconstruction Effects in A'-dependencies: A Narrow Syntactic Account’, talks given for Departmental seminars in the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 30 August.

2016. ‘Left-Periphery at Syntax-Discourse Interface: A Cartographic Approach’, talks given for Departmental seminars in the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 31 August.

2016 ‘Logical Form in the Architecture of Grammar’, talks given for Lectures on Theoretical Linguistics Series in the Linguistic department of Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, 14 July.

2016. ‘Resumptive Chains and Locality’, talks given for Lectures on Theoretical Linguistics Series in the Linguistic department of Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, 15 July.

2016 ‘Sentence final particles in Mandarin Chinese: from syntax to discourse’, course given at the 10th EACL Summer School in Chinese Linguistics, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France, 6-10 June.

2016 ‘De la structure syntaxique à la Forme Logique dans la langue chinoise’, course given at the research seminar for Master's program of l’Université Rennes 2, Rennes France.

2014 ‘La syntaxe comparée: le déplacement wh-, wh-in-situ et les effets d’îlot (Comparative Syntaxe: WH-movement, WH-in-situ and Island effects)’ (in French). 2 hours’ course for the Research Seminar for the Master degree, Department of Chinese Studies, Université Rennes 2.

2014 ‘Wh-ex-situ in Mandarin Chinese: Mapping Between Information Structure and Split CP’, Department of Foreign Languages, Beijing Language and Culture University.

2014 ‘Syntax of Modern Chinese: A generative introduction to topic, focus and wh-questions’, courses for the 9th EACL Spring School in Chinese Linguistics, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy

2014 ‘Question Types in Mandarin Chinese: From Question-Answer Pairs to the Information Structure’, 2 hours course for the PhD Seminar Information Structuring of Spoken Discourse : Question-Answer Pairs and Genre (ED 268, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3) organized by M. M. Jocelyne Fernandez-Vest.

2013 ‘Biolinguistique, Grammaire Universelle et la faculté du langage: introduction sur la linguistique générative (Biolinguistics, Universal Grammar and Language Faculty: An Introduction to Generative Linguistics) » (in French). 2 hours’ course for the Research Seminar for the Master degree, Department of Chinese Studies, Université Rennes 2.

2013 ‘Structure informationnelle en mandarin orale : l’interface syntaxe-prosodie ( Information Structure in Spoken Mandarin: Synatax-Prosody Interface’ (in French). 2 hours course for the PhD Seminar ‘Typologie et dialogue : la structuration informationnelle des questions et des réponses’ (ED 268, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3) organized by M. M. Jocelyne Fernandez-Vest.

J. Papers presented at refereed international conferences:

2018 ‘Deriving apparent narrow scope of Sentence-Final Particles in Chinese’. The 10th Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics, Università degli Studi di Milano & Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milan, September 28-29.

2018 ‘A Comparative Study on Wh-quantification in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese: An Interface Strategy at Morphology-Syntax-Prosody’, collaborated with Jiyoung Choi, Huy Linh Dao and Sumikazu Nishio, 31 Journées de Linguistique sur l’Asie Orientale, CRLAO-EHESS, Paris June 28-29.

2017 ‘Derive Head-Final Order in Mandarin Left-Periphery’. The second International Workshop on Syntactic Cartography (IWSC 2017). Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China, October, 28-29.

2017 ‘Phasal Agree as Precondition on Multiple Transfers: Evidence From A-bar Dependency in Chinese’. 2017 The Syntax-Morphology Interface in Generative Grammar, The Korean Generative Grammar Circle, Seoul National University, August, 9-11.

2017. (With Waltraud Paul) ‘Complex sentences in Chinese revisited’. Poster presentation at The 11th International Workshop on Theoretical East Asian Linguistics (TEAL-11), Taipei, 3-4 June.

2017. ‘Main Clause Phenomena in Subordinate Clauses: Evidence From Mandarin’, Workshop: Subordinate Clauses in Generative Linguistics, University College London, London, 24 May.

2016. (With Redouane Djamouri and Waltraud Paul) ‘Clitic pronouns in Archaic Chinese’, Linguistics Association of Great Britain Annual Meeting, University of York, September, 6-9.

2016. ‘A Narrow Syntactic Account for Reconstruction Effects’, The 22nd annual conference of International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-24), Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, 17-19 July.
2015 ‘Peripheral Functional Projections and Main Clause Phenomena’, International Workshop on Syntactic Cartography, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, December 6-7.

2015 (with Watraud Paul) ‘The fine structure of the left periphery: Sentence-final particles in Mandarin Chinese’, International Workshop on Syntactic Cartography, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, December 6-7.

2015 ‘Questions at Syntax and Prosody Interfaces’. The 27th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles, April 3-5.

2014 ‘Deriving Special Questions in Mandarin Chinese: A Comparative Study’. The 16th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar, Dongkuk University, Seoul, Korea, 6-9 August.

2014 ‘Deriving A’-dependencies by Agree and by Match’. The 22nd annual conference of International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL), University of Maryland, Maryland, USA.

2013 ‘Resumptive Chains: Relativization vs. Left-Dislocation’. The 6th International Spring Forum organized by The English Linguistic Society of Japan (ELSJ), Tokyo University, Japan.

2013 ‘A Minimalist Approach to the Resumptivity in Mandarin Chinese’. The 21st annual conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL), ‬National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan.

2012 ‘When Wh-questions Interact With Information Structure’. ‘Information Structure in Non-Assertive Speech Acts’, Workshop at the 34th Annual Meeting of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS), Frankfurt, Germany.

2012 ‘Four Types of Wh-ex-situ in Chinese’, 25ème Journées de Linguistique d’Asie Orientale, CRLAO, Ecole des Hauts Etudes en Sciences Sociale, Paris, France.

2012 ‘Syntactic representation of discourse-configurationality in Mandarin’. The 45th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, (SLE 2012), University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden.

2012 ‘Categories of information structure: On the syntax and semantics of wh-topics and wh-foci’. Workshop: Categories of Information Structure across Languages, organized by the research group ‘Syntax, typology, and information structure’, Max Planck Institute 
for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

2011 ‘The Root/non-root Distinction and Chinese Sentence Final Particles: Division of Labor Between Syntax and Discourse’. The 44th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea,
 Universidad de la Rioja, Logroño, Spain.

2011 ‘Core and adjoined projections in the left/right periphery in Mandarin Chinese’. The 7th Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL-7), Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy.

2010 ‘On The Adjunct Use of What in Chinese’. The 18th annual conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics, IACL-18, Harvard University, MA.

2010 ‘Wh-ex-situ : Mapping Between Information Structure and Split CP’. The 16th Symposium of Modern Chinese Grammar, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

2009 ‘Wh-fronting in Chinese’. The 17th annual conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics, IACL-17, CRLAO, EHESS, Paris, France.

2009 ‘Optionality of Wh-fronting in Chinese: Topicalization and ATB cases’. The 19th International Symposium of theoretical and applied linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2008 ‘Across-The-Board Constructions in Mandarin Chinese’. 22ème Journées de Linguistique d’Asie Orientale, CRLAO, Ecole des Hauts Etudes en Sciences Sociale, Paris, France.

2007 ‘Interpreting The Rhetorical Wh-questions in Mandarin Chinese’, 21ème Journées de Linguistique d’Asie Orientale, CRLAO, Ecole des Hauts Etudes en Sciences Sociale, Paris, France.

2006 ‘Licensing Hierarchy and Wh-in-situ in Mandarin Chinese: Pseudo-intervention Effects, Multiple Wh-questions and Pseudo-island Effects’. The 4th conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics, EACL-4, University of Eötvös Loránd, Budapest, Hungary.

2006 ‘Wh-topicalization and Wh-in-situ in Mandarin Chinese’, 20ème Journées de Linguistique d’Asie Orientale, CRLAO, Ecole des Hauts Etudes en Sciences Sociale, Paris, France.

2005 ‘Wh-in-situ in Mandarin Chinese: An Alternative View’, collaborated with Paul Boucher. The 13th annual conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics, IACL-13, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands.