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  1. Rethinking the internal syntax of adverbial clauses and operator movement. CUHK. GLOW in Asia XIII. [with Zhuo CHEN]

  2. On the positions of ‘again’: Comparing Cantonese -faan, -gwo with Mandarin you, zai. WOC-22, CUHK. [with Yuyang LIU] [handout]

  3. Processing discontinuous predicates in Cantonese. FoCaL-5, CityUHK. [with Carmen Kin Man TANG, Tommy Tsz-Ming LEE & Sheila Shu-Laam CHAN]

  4. On Cantonese yes-no question particle aa4: evidential bias and confirmation. Poster at LDSA, Yale. [poster]

  5. Non-agreeing resumptive pronouns and partial Copy Deletion. Poster at LSA-96, Washington, DC. [with Comfort Ahenkorah] [poster] [handout]


  1. Partial deletion at word-level: discontinuous predicates in Cantonese. BCGL-14, CRISSP of KU Leuven (online). [with Tommy Tsz-Ming LEE & Sheila Shu-Laam CHAN]

  2. (Invited talk) Universal concord as syntactic agreement. Syntax Brown Bag, NYU. [handout]

  3. Differential metaphorization and grammaticalization in Chinese light verbs. SLE 2021, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (online). [with Benjamin K. TSOU] [OSF]

  4. 何處是粵語口語和書面語語料的分水嶺——從LIVAC談起 [Where is the dividing line between spoken and written Cantonese data source: from the LIVAC perspective]. WOC-21, EdUHK (online). [with Benjamin K. TSOU & Yaxuan JI]

  5. Converbs and adverbial clauses: a case study in Cantonese. NACCL-33, Uchicago (online). [handout]

  6. MSC variations in metaphorization among Pan-Chinese speech communities. NACCL-33, Uchicago (online). [with Benjamin K. TSOU] [slides]

  7. (Invited talk) CanTONEse (Android/iOS), an app for learning Cantonese tones. School of Cantonese Studies, EdUHK (online). [with Mei-ying KI & Yik-Po LAI]

  8. Exclusive focus in Yoruba. SNEWS 2021, UConn (online). [handout]

  9. Syntax-prosody mapping of right dislocation: a comparative study of Cantonese and Mandarin. Award presentation at ICPG-7, BLCU & TJU, China. [paper] [Young Scholar Award for Prosodic Grammar, First Place]

  10. Two types of temporal adverbial clauses in Cantonese. Poster at WCCFL-39, UArizona (online). [poster] [handout]


  1. Indirect evidence as a licensing condition of hyperraising in Cantonese and Vietnamese. BCGL-13, CRISSP of KU Leuven (online). [with Tommy Tsz-Ming LEE] [handout] [slides]

  2. On the position of perfective aspect. ARF-2020. CUHK (online). [handout]

  3. 漢語動詞虛化初探:港澳京三地同中之異[A preliminary study on metaphorization of Chinese verbs: comparing Hong Kong, Macau and Beijing]. ARF-2020. CUHK (online). [with Benjamin K. TSOU & Yaxuan JI] [slides] [samples]

  4. How to identify intonations on sentence-final particles? WOC-20, HKBU (online). [with Him Nok LEE] [slides]

Before 2019

  1. 澄海閩語中的言說動詞[Verbs of saying in Chenghai Min]. IRF-5, Sun Yat-sen University. [with Jia JIN] [slides]

  2. Subordinate affixes in Cantonese and intervention effects. IACL-27, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies.

  3. Cantonese verbal suffix dak and intentionality. WICL-4, UBC. [slides]