My name is Yimei Xiang (向伊梅), pronounced as [i: mɛɪ, ɕiɑŋ].
I’m an Assistant Professor at Rutgers Linguistics, specialized in formal semantics, syntax-semantics interface, and Chinese & East Asian linguistics. I study how meanings are drawn from complex structures, and how the underlying logical system is represented in human languages.
I completed Ph.D. in Linguistics at Harvard Univ. in 2016 and B.A. in Chinese at Peking Univ. in 2010.
My current research program focuses on the following topics:
questions with complex structures and questions in embeddings;
“Higher-order readings of WH-questions”.
Invited talk. Linguae Seminar. Ecole Normale Supérieure, Pairs. Nov 28, 2019.
“Attitudes held of questions: Completeness and sensitivity to false answers.”
Invited talk. Workshop on Looks, Attitudes, and Syntactic Embedding. NYU. Nov 1, 2019.
“Higher-order readings of WH-questions.” (Slides)
Invited talk. Oberseminar Colloquium. Göttingen Univ., June 11, 2019.
“Not Exhaustivity: Completeness and false answer sensitivity in questions.” (Slides)
Invited talk. Workshop “Exhaustivity in questions and answers – Experimental and theoretical approaches”, Tübingen Univ., June 13-14, 2019,