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Principal Supervisor: Richard Breheny
Subsidary Supervisor: Andrew Nevins
I completed my PhD in linguistics at UCL under the supervision of Dr. Richard Breheny. Currently I am a post-doctoral researcher (http://www.dsg-bielefeld.de/DUEL/) at Université Paris Diderot, working with Prof. Jonathan Ginzburg
Tian, Y. (2014). Ph.D. in Linguistics, UCL. Thesis: “Negation Processing: A Dynamic Pragmatic Account”. Supervision: Richard Breheny. Committee: Ira Novek and Napoleon Katsos.
Tian, Y. (2008). MA in Linguistics, UCL. Dissertation: “Not all”: we don’t have a word for it!
Best student oral presentation at AMLaP (Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing) conference 2013.
Euro-XPrag Collaborative research in Experimental Pragmatics – travel grant for short visits (with Richard Breheny, UCL and Bob van Tiel, Radboud University Nijmegen). Local exhaustification: evaluating competing accounts in an act-out paradigm (2012 – 2013).
Tian,Y., Breheny, R. (forthcoming). Negation processing - a dynamic pragmatic view. Negation and polarity: Cognitive and experimental perspectives, Springer.
Tian,Y., Breheny, R., & Ferguson, H. (2010). Why we simulate negated information: a dynamic pragmatic account. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63, 2305 – 2312.
|Sept 2013||XPrag (Experimental Pragmatics) Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands. Oral and poster presentation.|
|Sept 2013||AMLaP (Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing) Conference, Marseille, France. Oral presentation.|
|July 2013||ICL (The International Congress of Linguists), Geneva, Switzerland. Poster presentation.|
|March 2013||CUNY 2013 Conference on Human Language Processing, Columbia, USA. Poster presentation.|
|August 2012||Embodied and Situated Language Processing 2012, New Castle, UK. Poster presentation.|
|May 2012||Invited talk at Department of Philosophy, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.|
|March 2012||Psycholinguistics in the Southeast. London, UK: Oral presentation.|
|Sept 2010||AMLaP (Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing) Conference. York, UK: Poster presentation.|
|Mar 2010||Psycholinguistics in the Southeast. London, UK: Poster presentation.|
2012 - 2014
Visiting Lecturer, UCL
“Statistics for linguistics” for MA and MRes students.
“Introduction to language – skills component” to BA linguistics students (2011 – 2012)
|2010 - 2014||
Visiting Lecturer, Middlesex University
“Language and psychology” for BA English language.
“Studying English language” and “Communication techniques” for BA English language.
|2011 – 2014||
Teaching Assistant, UCL
“Logic and meaning A & B”, “Introduction to language”, and “Foundations in linguistics”.
|2011 – 2014||
Writing and Learning Mentor, UCL
Organize workshops on academic writing and learning development.
|2010 -2011||Assistant Editor of UCL Linguistics Working Paper|