Binding without variable: Solving the under-generation problems. (OSF page) (Paper) 2021. Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory 31: 1–20.
Higher-order readings of wh-questions. (Free access link; Lingbuzz link) 2021. Natural Language Semantics 29:1–45. DOI: 10.1007/s11050-020-09166-8
A hybrid categorial approach to question composition. (Free access link; Lingbuzz link) 2021. Linguistics and Philosophy 44:587–647. DOI: 10.1007/s10988-020-09294-8
Function alternations of the Mandarin particle dou: Distributor, free choice licensor, and ‘even’. (Paper)(Link for free-access) 2020. Journal of Semantics 37(2):171-217. DOI: 10.1093/jos/ffz018
Two types of higher-order readings of wh-questions. (Paper)(Video)(Slides) 2019. Proceedings of the 22nd Amsterdam Colloquium. [Updated in Xiang 2021 NLS]
Getting quantifying-into questions uniformly: Functionality, domain exhaustivity, and quantificational variability. (Paper)(Poster) 2019. Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory 29. [Updated in Xiang 2021 April]
Mention-some readings of plural-marked questions: Experimental evidence. (Paper) Xiang, Yimei and Alexandre Cremers. 2017. Proceedings of North East Linguistics Society 47.
ONLY: An NPI-licenser and NPI-unlicenser. (Link for free-access) 2017. Journal of Semantics 34(3): 447-481. DOI: 10.1093/jos/ffx006
Interpreting Questions with Non-exhaustive Answers. (Paper) 2016. Ph.D. Dissertation. Harvard University. Committee: Gennaro Chierchia, Danny Fox, C.-T. James Huang. NOTE: Most chapters of this dissertation have been superseded by peer-reviewed journal articles, with substantial reworking and rewriting. For details, please visit this page.
Solving the dilemma between uniqueness and mention-some. (Paper) 2016. Proceedings of North East Linguistics Society 46. [Analysis updated in Xiang 2021 Oct]
Complete and true: A uniform analysis for mention-some and mention-all questions. (Paper) 2016. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 20.
Mandarin particle dou: A pre-exhaustification exhaustifier. (Paper) 2016. Empirical Issues in Syntax and Semantics 11. [Updated in Xiang 2020 JoS]
Mention-some readings of questions: Complexities from number-marking. 2015. Proceedings of Amsterdam Colloquium 20. (Paper) [Analysis updated in Xiang 2021 Oct]
A Grammatical view of exhaustification with focus movement: Evidence from NPI-Licensing. (Paper) 2015. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 19. [Updated in Xiang 2017 JoS]
Obligatory neg-raising in Mandarin: Negatives and aspects. (Paper) 2014. Unpublished manuscript. Harvard University. [Presented at TEAL 9: Handout]
Neg-raising: Focus and implicatures. (Paper) 2013. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 18.
Neg-raising and aspect: Evidence from Mandarin. 2013. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics Vol. 19. [Bad paper. Written when I knew nothing about generative linguistics. Don’t read/cite.]
Selected Talks and Posters without papers/proceedings
A variable-free approach to WH-dependency. (Slides) Workshop on Complex multiple wh- constructions. Univ. of Nantes. Nov 2019.
Not Exhaustivity: Completeness and false answer sensitivity in questions. (Slides)
Workshop “Looks, Attitudes, and Syntactic Embedding”. NYU. Nov 2019.
Workshop “Exhaustivity in questions and answers – Experimental and theoretical approaches”, Tübingen Univ., June 2019.
Invited colloquium. Rutgers University. Feb 2018.
Tutorial: Quantifying into questions. (Handout) The Workshop of multiple wh- constructions and their kin. University of Nantes. Sep 2018.