Jiayi Lu

PhD student in Linguistics

About Me

Hello! I am Jiayi Lu (陆家屹,he/his), a fourth-year PhD student in linguistics at Stanford University. I completed my BA at Northwestern University in 2019 with majors in linguistics, neuroscience, and integrated science. I’m originally from Beijing, China.

Research Interests

I am primarily interested in syntax and psycholinguistics.

In the domain of syntax, I’m generally interested in island effects. Specifically, I have looked at the coordinate structure constraint (the islandhood of conjuncts), and the argument/adjunct asymmetry in island effects. I am also interested in the structure of clause chaining and coordination.

In the domain of psycholinguistics, I’m interested in the nature of acceptability judgments (i.e. what do participants do when they give acceptability ratings to sentences? What makes a sentence (un)acceptable? When do accepatbility ratings change and why?). I have also done some work on the noisy-channel model of sentence comprehension, and the processing of relative clauses.

Papers and Manuscripts

Zhan, M., Chen, S., Levy, R., Lu, J., & Gibson, E. (under review). Rational Sentence Interpretation in Mandarin Chinese.

Lu, J., Wright, N., & Degen, J. (2022). Satiation effects generalize across island types. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (Vol. 44).

Lu, J. & Kim, N. (2022). The Puzzle of Argument Structure Mismatch in Gapping. Frontiers in Psychology 13:907823.

Kim, N., & Lu, J. (2022). Predictive Sentence Processing: Evidence from Passive Relative Clause Processing. Korean Journal of English Language and Linguistics 22(1):70-85

Kim, N., & Lu, J. (2021). An Illusion of Grammaticality in Wh-Questions. Korean Journal of Linguistics, 46(3), 699-716.

Lu, J., Lassiter, D., & Degen, J. (2021). Syntactic satiation is driven by speaker-specific adaptation. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (Vol. 43), 1493-1499.

Lu, J., Thompson, C.K., & Yoshida, M. (2020). Chinese Wh-in-Situ and Islands: A Formal Judgment Study. Linguistic Inquiry, 51(3), 611-623.

Presentations

Lu, J., & Kim, N. (2023) Coordination of Unlike Categories Creates Grammaticality Illusion. to be presented at LSA 2023. Denver, CO.

Lu, J., & Degen, J. (2023) Which island-violating sentences satiate: A meta-analysis. to be presented at LSA 2023. Denver, CO.

Lu, J., Wright, N., & Degen, J. (2022). Satiation effects generalize across island types. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Toronto, Canada.

Wright, N., Lu, J., & Degen, J. (2022). What is the representational target of island satiation effects?. Poster presented at HSP 2022. Online.

Kim, N., & Lu, J. (2022). Maximizing parallelism in gapping: the case of argument structure mismatches. Poster presented at LSA 2022. Washington, D.C.

Lu, J., Lassiter, D., & Degen, J. (2021). Syntactic satiation is driven by speaker-specific adaptation. Short talk presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Online.

Lu, J. (2021). Reducing conjunct islands to adjunct islands: Evidence from Turkish. Talk presented at LSA 2021. Online.

Lu, J., & Degen, J. (2021). Satiation as Rapid Adaptation to Ungrammatical Constructions. Talk presented at LSA 2021. Online.

Lu, J., Thompson, C.K., & Yoshida, M. (2018). Examining Argument-Adjunct Asymmetry of Island Effect in Mandarin Chinese. Poster presented at LSA 2019. New York City, New York.

Lu, J., Thompson, C.K., & Yoshida, M. (2018). Chinese Wh-in-Situ and Islands: A Formal Judgment Study. Poster presented at AMLaP 2018. Berlin, Germany.

Lu, J., Walenski, W., & Thompson, C.K. EEG evidence for different syntactic expectations in parsing Chinese subject- and object-relative clauses. Poster presented at SNL 2018. Quebec City, Canada.

Me not as a Linguist

In my free time, I enjoy cooking, traveling, and watching movies. I’m also a collector of stamps, covers, and other ephemera. As a member of the American First Day Cover Society, I also create cachets (artworks on the left side of stamped covers) for first day covers. Here and here are some example covers I helped with creating. I also love sending and receiving postcards: here is a website that I use to exchange postcards with my fellow postal enthusiasts around the globe.

I also love playing and watching soccer. I am a licensed youth soccer coach (USSF E license), and I once coached the U13/14 girls team at Jahbat FC (a travel team based in Evanston, IL.) for two seasons from 2016 to 2017. Here is a picture of me with the team!

Contact

jiayi(dot)lu(at)stanford(dot)edu