Prof. Dr. Mingya Liu

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

As a trained general and English linguist (Ph.D. Göttingen, 2012), I investigate semantic and pragmatic properties of natural languages with a focus on English, German, and Chinese, using theoretical linguistic and psycho-/neurolinguistic methods. In addition, I am interested in their interface with syntax and their bearing on language acquisition and philosophy of language.

 

Projects

A07 Pragmatic Functions and Effects of Register Variation and Switch: a Register approach to negation and polarity

Contact

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

(030) 2093-2277

mingya.liu@hu-berlin.deWebsite https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9426-3669

Publications & Presentations

    Publications

  • Liu, Mingya; Rotter, Stephanie; Giannakidou , Anastasia  (2021) Bias and Modality in Conditionals: Experimental Evidence and Theoretical Implications In: Journal of Psycholinguistic Research [DOI] [ViVo]
  • Schwab, Juliane; Liu, Mingya; Mueller, Jutta L.  (2021) On the Acquisition of Polarity Items: 11- to 12-Year-Olds' Comprehension of German NPIs and PPIs In: Journal of Psycholinguistic Research [DOI] [ViVo]
  • Presentations

  • Liu, Mingya; Rotter, Stephanie  (2022) An experimental study of multiple modals and register effects in American and British English In: CLS, University of Chicago [ViVo]
  • Liu, Mingya; Beese, Caroline; Gruber, Thomas; Mueller, Jutta; Schwab, Juliane  (2022) Testing predictive and integrative neural mechanisms in the processing of negative polarity items In: HSP 2022, UC Santa Cruz [ViVo]
  • Rotter, Stephanie; Liu, Mingya  (2022) Register sensitivity of negative concord in American and British English In: SLE Workshop on "A hundred years of negative concord", University of Bucharest [ViVo]
  • Liu, Mingya; Rotter, Stephanie  (2022) An experimental study of multiple modals and register effects in American and British English In: Workshop on "Variation, contact, and modal constructions in English", University of Paris [ViVo]
  • Rotter, Stephanie; Wartenburger, Isabell; Liu, Mingya  (2021) A comparative experimental study on counterfactual conditionals: counterfactual thoughts, perspectives, and emotions In: AMLaP 2021, Paris [ViVo]