Ye Tian

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Statut : Post-doc projet DUEL

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LLF, CNRS – UMR 7110
Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7
Case 7031 – 5, rue Thomas Mann,
75205 Paris cedex 13

Mail : gvnal.03@tbbtyrznvy.pbz

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Présentation générale

I am Ye Tian, currently a post-doctoral researcher at Laboratoire de linguistique formelleUniversité Paris Diderot (Paris 7)

My main project researches disfluencies, laughter and exclamation in natural dialogues (project DUEL), together with Jonathan GinzburgJulian Hough, and David Schlangen

Other topics I am currently working on include: 

  • Emojis and sentiment in social media; 
  • Laughter in clinical population and laughter development in young children; 
  • The semantics and pragmatics of polar questions and polar particles; 
  • Scalar implicatures;
  • The pragmatics and acquisition of French polar particles (Oui, Non, Si), with Ira Noveck;
  • How comprehenders access contextual relevance (Questions Under Discussion), with Chris Cummins.

Prior to my postdoc post, I was a PhD student at the linguistics department of UCL (University College London), supervised by Richard Breheny. My PhD thesis was about negation processing. 

Recent publications:

2017 and forthcoming

Tian, Y., & Ginzburg, J. (2017). "No, I AM": What are you saying "no" to? In Sinn und Bedeutung 21.               

Tian, Y., Galery, T., Dulcinati, G., Molimpakis, E., & Sun, C. (2017). Facebook emotions: Reactions and Emojis. In Proceedings of the EACL 2017 Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Social Media (SocialNLP).

Tian, Y. & Cummins, C. (under review). Integrating utterance content with expectations about QUD. 


Tian, Y.,  Maruyama, T., & Ginzburg, J. (2016). Self Addressed Questions and Filled Pauses: A cross-linguistic investigationJournal of Psycholinguistic Research. DOI:10.1007/s10936-016-9468-5.

Tian, Y., Mazzocconi, C.,  & Ginzburg, J. (2016). When do we laugh. Proceedings of the 17th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2016).

Mazzocconi, C., Tian, Y., & Ginzburg, J. (2016). Multi-layered analysis of laughterProceedings of the 20th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial) 2016.

Hough, J., Tian, Y., de Ruiter, L., Betz, S., Schlangen, D., & Ginzburg, J. (2016). DUEL: A multi-lingual multimodal dialogue corpus for disfluency, exclamations and laughter. In Proceedings of LREC 2016. 

Tian, Y., Breheny, R., & Ferguson,H. (2016). Processing negation without context - why and when we represent the positive argument. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. DOI: 10.1080/23273798.2016.1140214

Rubio-Fernández, P., Cummins, C., & Tian, Y. (2016). Are single and extended metaphors processed differently? A test of two Relevance-Theoretic accounts. Journal of Pragmatics, 94, 15-28.


Ginzburg, J., Breitholtz, E., Cooper, R., Hough, J., & Tian, Y. (2015). Understanding Laughter. In T. Brochhagen, F. Roelofsen & N. Theiler (eds.), Proceedings of the 20th Amsterdam Colloquium. 137 - 146.

Tian, Y., & Ginzburg, J. (2015). Editing Phrases. In C. Howes and S. Larsson (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial 2015). 149-155.

Tian, Y., & Breheny, R. (2015). Dynamic pragmatic view of negation processing. In Larrivée, P. and Lee, C (eds.). Negation and Polarity: Experimental Perspectives. Springer.

2014 and before

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.