Huang, Y., Leech, K. & Rowe, M.R. (2017). Exploring socioeconomic differences in syntactic development through the lens of real-time processing. Cognition, 159, 61-75.

Huang, Y. & Arnold, J. (accepted pending revisions). When does [HOUSE, HOUSE, HOUSE] make “all of the houses”? Evidence from the production of quantity denoting expressions. To appear in Discourse Processes.

Kowalski, A. & Huang, Y. (in press). Predicting and priming thematic roles: Flexible use of verbal and structural cues during relative clause comprehension. To appear in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Huang, Y. & Arnold, A. (accepted pending revisions). Word learning in linguistic context: Processing and memory effects. Cognition, 157, 71-87.

Leech, K., Rowe, M., & Huang, Y. (2016). Variations in the recruitment of syntactic knowledge contribute to SES differences in syntactic development. To appear in Journal of Child Language.

Zuhurudeen, F. & Huang, Y. (2016). Effects of statistical learning on the acquisition of grammatical categories through Qur'anic memorization: A natural experiment. Cognition, 148, 79-84. [Featured on Mental Floss]

Snedeker, J. & Huang, Y. (2015). Sentence processing. The Handbook of Child Language. Editors, L. Naigles, E. L. Bavin. Second edition. (pp. 409-437). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Huang, Y., Hopfinger, J., & Gordon, P. (2014). Distinguishing word- versus discourse-level processing using event-related potentials. Memory and Cognition, 42, 275-291.

Huang, Y., Zheng, X., Meng, X., & Snedeker, J. (2013). Assignment of grammatical roles in the online processing of Mandarin passive sentences. Journal of Memory and Language, 69, 589-606.

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J. (2013). The use of referential context in children’s on-line interpretation of scalar adjectives. Developmental Psychology, 49, 1090-1102.

Huang, Y., Spelke, E., & Snedeker, J. (2013). What exactly do number words mean? Language Learning and Development, 9, 105-12. [Winner of the 2013 Peter Jusczyk Best Paper Award]

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J. (2011). ‘Logic & Conversation’ revisited: Evidence for a division between semantic and pragmatic content in real time language comprehension. Language and Cognitive Processes, 26, 1161-1172.

Huang, Y. & Gordon, P. (2011). Distinguishing the time-course of lexical and discourse processes through context, coreference, and quantified expressions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 37, 966-978.

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J. (2011). Cascading activation across levels of representation in children’s lexical processing. Journal of Child Language, 38, 644-661.

Huang, Y. & Pinker, S. (2010). Lexical semantics and irregular inflection. Language and Cognitive Processes, 25, 1411-1461.

Huang, Y., Spelke, E., & Snedeker, J. (2010). When is ‘four’ far more than ‘three’? Children’s generalization of newly acquired number words. Psychological Science, 21, 600-606.

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J. (2009). Semantic meaning and pragmatic interpretation in five-year-olds: Evidence from real time spoken language comprehension. Developmental Psychology, 45, 1723-1739.

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J. (2009). On-line interpretation of scalar quantifiers: Insight into the semantics-pragmatics interface. Cognitive Psychology, 58, 376-415.

Booth, A., Waxman, S., & Huang, Y. (2005). Conceptual knowledge permeates word learning in infancy. Developmental Psychology, 41, 491-505.

McAdams, D., Anyidoho, N., Brown, C., Huang, Y., Kaplan, B., & Machado, M. (2004). Traits and stories: Links between dispositional and narrative features of personality. Journal of Personality, 72, 761-784.


Huang, Y., Newman, R., Catalano, A., & Goupell, M. (under review). Using prosody to infer discourse prominence in cochlear-implant users and normal-hearing listeners. Manuscript available.

Suzuki, Y., DeKeyser, R., & Huang, Y. (under review). Comparisons of predictive knowledge in second language acquisition: An eye-tracking study. Manuscript available.

Crenshaw, M., Newman, R., & Huang, Y. (in prep). Receptive prosody skills in individuals with high functioning autism spectrum disorders. Manuscript available.

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J (in prep). Some inferences still take time: Prosody, predictability, and the speed of scalar implicatures. Manuscript available.

Panizza, D., Huang, Y., Snedeker, J., & Chierchia, G. (in prep). Parallels and divergence in the interpretation of numbers and quantifiers: A challenge for theories of scalar implicature. Manuscript available.

Panizza, D., Chierchia, G., Huang, Y., & Snedeker, J. (under review). ‘Sometimes words have two meanings’ but not in their lexicon: Empirical evidence for an exact semantics of numerals from a visual-world study. Manuscript available.


Hollister, E. & Huang, Y. (November, 2016). Understanding the "word gap": Cognitive control and processing effects. Paper presented at the 41st Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, MA.

Huang, Y., Hsu, N., Gerard, J., Kowalski, A., & Novick, J. (November, 2016). Cognitive-control effects on the kindergarten path: Separating correlation from causation. Paper presented at the 41st Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, MA.

Huang, Y., Abadie, L., Arnold, A., & Hollister, E. (March, 2016). Novelty of discourse referents promotes heuristics in children's syntactic processing. Paper presented at the 29th annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. Gainesville, FL.

Adler, R., Novick, J., & Huang, Y. (January, 2016). The time course of verbal irony comprehension and context integration. Paper presented at the Trends in Experimental Pragmatics Workshop. Berlin, Germany.

Huang, Y., Catalano, A., Newman, R., & Goupell, M. (March, 2015). Using prosody to infer discourse status in normal-hearing and cochlear-implant listeners. Paper presented at the 28th annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. Los Angeles, CA.

Zuhurudeen, M., & Huang, Y. (November, 2013). Effects of statistical learning on the acquisition of grammatical categories through Qur'anic memorization: A natural experiment. Paper presented at the 38th Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, MA.

Huang, Y., & Kowalski, A. (April, 2013). Processing and prediction in pragmatic inferencing. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Seattle, WA.

Huang, Y., Zheng, X., Meng, X., & Snedeker, J. (March, 2011). Eat or be eaten: Incremental assignment of grammatical roles in Mandarin passive sentences. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Montreal, Canada.

Huang, Y., Khan, M., Wang, S., Geojo, A., & Snedeker, J. (March, 2011). From sounds to concepts and back again: Cascaded processing during word and object recognition. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Montreal, Canada.

Huang, Y., Zheng, X., Meng, X., & Snedeker, J. (March, 2010). Assignment of grammatical roles in the online processing of Mandarin passive sentences. Paper presented at the 23rd annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. New York, NY.

Huang, Y., Zheng, X., Meng, X., & Snedeker, J. (November, 2009). Assignment of grammatical roles in the online processing of Mandarin passive sentences. Paper presented at the 33rd Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, MA.

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J. (April, 2009). Some questions are still unresolved: Prosody, predictability, and speed of scalar implicatures. Paper presented at the 2009 Experimental Pragmatics Conference. Lyon, France.

Panizza, D., Chierchia, G., Huang, Y., & Snedeker, J. (April, 2009). Relevance of polarity for the on line interpretation of numerals and determiners. Paper presented at the 19th annual Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) conference. Columbus, OH.

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J. (November, 2008). The use of referential contrast in children’s on-line interpretation of scalar adjectives. Paper presented at the 32nd Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, MA.

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J. (August, 2008). Mastering the intricacies of adjective meaning: Children acquire more than a word-to-property mapping. Paper presented at the 11th meeting of the International Congress for the Study of Child Language. Edinburgh, Scotland.

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J. (November, 2007). Cascading activation across levels of representation in children’s lexical processing. Paper presented at the 31st Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, MA.

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J. (April, 2007). ‘Some’ interpretations are easier: Exploring semantic and pragmatic meanings through online processing and development. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Boston, MA.

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J. (November, 2006). Children’s understanding of ‘some’: Exploring comprehension of semantic and pragmatic interpretation. Paper presented at the 30th Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, MA.

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J. (July, 2006). On-line interpretation of scalar quantifiers: Insight into the semantics-pragmatics interface. Paper presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Vancouver, Canada.

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J. (March, 2006). On-line interpretation of scalar quantifiers: Insight into the semanticspragmatics interface. Paper presented at the 19th annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. New York, NY.

Huang, Y., Snedeker, J., & Spelke, E. (August, 2005). Two dogs and two barks: How abstract are children’s number word? Paper presented at the 10th meeting of the International Congress for the Study of Child Language. Berlin, Germany.

Huang, Y. & Pinker, S. (July, 2005). Semantic, phonological, and lexical influences on regular and irregular inflection. Paper presented at the 27th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Stresa, Italy.

Snedeker, J., Huang, Y., & Spelke, E. (April, 2005). Learning the meaning of ‘two’: Disentangling semantics and pragmatics. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Atlanta, GA.

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J. (April, 2005). What exactly do numbers mean? Paper presented at the 2005 Experimental Pragmatics Conference. Cambridge, UK.

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J. (January, 2005). What exactly do numbers mean? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Linguistics Society of America. Oakland, CA.

Booth, A., Waxman, S., Huang, Y. & Hackenberg, J. (April, 2003). Evidence for the influence of conceptual knowledge on early word learning. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Tampa, FL.


Adler, R., Novick, J., & Huang, Y. (March, 2016). Understanding contextual effects during the real-time comprehension of verbal irony. Poster presented at the 29th annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. Gainesville, FL.

Huang, Y., Gerard, J., Hsu, N., Kowalski, A., & Novick, J. (March, 2016). Cognitive-control effects on the kindergarten path: Separating correlation from causation. Poster presented at the 29th annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. Gainesville, FL.

Huang, Y. & Arnold, A. (March, 2016). Word learning in linguistic context: Processing and memory effects. Poster presented at the 29th annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. Gainesville, FL.

Huang, Y., Abadie, L., Arnold, A., & Hollister, E. (November, 2015). Novelty of discourse referents promotes heuristics in children's syntactic processing. Poster presented at the 40th Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, MA.

Arnold, A. & Huang, Y. (November, 2015). Word learning in linguistic context: Processing and memory effects. Poster presented at the 40th Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, MA.

Kowalski, A. & Huang, Y. (March, 2015). The influence of discourse information on syntactic cues to grammatical role assignment. Poster presented at the 28th annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. Los Angeles, CA.

Catalano, A., Huang, Y., Goupell, M., & Newman, R. (November, 2014). The use of prosody to infer discourse status in degraded speech. Poster presented at the 2014 ASHA Convention. Orlando, FL. [Winner of the top 10 posters award at ASHA]

Suzuki, Y., Huang, Y., & DeKeyser, R. (November, 2014). Comparisons of implicit knowledge in second language acquisition: An eye-tracking study. Poster presented at the 39th Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, MA.

Huang, Y., Leech, M., & Rowe, M. (November, 2014). Understanding difficulties in children's interpretation of passives: A SES comparison. Poster presented at 39th Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, MA.

Borten, A. & Huang, Y. (November, 2014). Coordination of linguistic and cognitive processes during reading development. Poster presented at the 39th Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, MA.

Kowalski, A. & Huang, Y. (September, 2014). Working memory, inhibition, and grammatical role assignment. Poster presented at the 20th annual Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing conference. Edinburgh, UK.

Huang, Y. (March, 2014). Pragmatic inferencing across scales: Linguistic and extra-linguistic effects. Poster presented at the 27th annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. Columbus, OH.

Huang, Y., Leech, K., & Rowe, M. (March, 2014). Exploring socioeconomic differences in syntactic development through processing. Poster presented at the 27th annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. Columbus, OH.

Huang, Y., & Kowalski, A. (November, 2013). Baseball bats & butterflies: Context effects of on pragmatic inferencing in children. Poster presented at the 38th Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, MA.

Leech, K., Rowe, M., & Huang, Y. (October, 2013). Understanding SES differences in preschool children’s syntactic development: The role of vocabulary and processing efficiency. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Development Society. Memphis, TN.

Leech, K., Rowe, M., & Huang, Y. (April, 2013). From year-to-year and moment-to-moment: Examining syntactic development across two time scales. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Seattle, WA.

Huang, Y., Meng, X., & Leech, K. (March, 2013). Who did what to whom? An investigation of syntactic reanalysis in English and Mandarin. Poster presented at the 26th annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. Columbia, SC.

Huang, Y., & Kowalski, A. (March, 2013). Baseball bats & butterflies: Context effects of on pragmatic inferencing in adults and children. Poster presented at the 26th annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. Columbia, SC.

Huang, Y., Hopfinger, J., & Gordon, P. (November, 2011). Does the N400 reflect lexical access, integration, or both? Poster presented at the 2011 Neurobiology of Language Conference. Annapolis, MD.

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J. (November, 2011). Processing and prediction in pragmatic inferencing: Understanding taskdependent effects in the generation of scalar implicatures. Poster presented at the 36th Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston, MA.

Huang, Y., & Arnold, J. (March, 2011). When does [HOUSE, HOUSE, HOUSE] make “all of the houses”? Poster presented at the 24th annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. Palo Alto, CA.

Huang, Y., Hopfinger, J., & Gordon, P. (March, 2011). Distinguishing lexical versus discourse processes using eventrelated potentials. Poster presented at the 24th annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. Palo Alto, CA.

Huang, Y., Hahn, N., & Snedeker, J. (March, 2010). Some inferences still take time: Prosody, predictability, and the speed of scalar implicatures. Poster presented at the 23rd annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. New York, NY.

Huang, Y. & Gordon, P. (April, 2009). Distinguishing the time-course of scalar interpretation through coreference and lexical repetition. Poster presented at the 2009 Experimental Pragmatics Conference. Lyon, France.

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J. (April, 2009). Top-down and bottom-up effects of referential context on the interpretation of adjectives. Poster presented at the 2009 Experimental Pragmatics Conference. Lyon, France.

Panizza, D., Huang, Y., Snedeker, J., & Chierchia, G. (April, 2009). Two...or more..no, two: Three stages in the online interpretation of numbers. Poster presented at the 2009 Experimental Pragmatics Conference. Lyon, France.

Huang, Y. & Gordon, P. (March, 2009). Distinguishing the time-course of scalar interpretation through coreference and lexical repetition. Poster presented at the 22nd annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. Davis, CA.

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J. (March, 2009). Top-down and bottom-up effects of referential context on the interpretation of adjectives. Poster presented at the 22nd annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. Davis, CA.

Panizza, D., Huang, Y., Snedeker, J., & Chierchia, G. (March, 2009). Parallels and divergence in the online interpretation of numbers and quantifiers: A challenge for theories of scalar implicature. Poster presented at the 22nd annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. Davis, CA.

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J. (July, 2008). Use of referential context in children’s language processing. Poster presented at the 30th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Washington, D.C.

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J. (March, 2008). Big coins versus big plates: The use of referential contrast in children’s on-line interpretation of scalar adjectives. Poster presented at the 21st annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. Chapel Hill, NC.

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J. (March, 2006). Bilingual spoken language comprehension: Understanding linguistic architecture within real-time processing. Poster presented at the 19th annual CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing. New York, NY.

Huang, Y. & Snedeker, J. (March, 2006). Children’s understanding of ‘some’: Exploring real-time processing of semantic and pragmatic interpretation. Poster presented at the workshop on Online Methods in Children’s Language Processing. New York, NY.

Huang, Y., Snedeker, J., & Spelke, E. (July, 2004). What exactly do numbers mean? Poster presented at the 26th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Chicago, IL.