• Muyi Yang. 2023. Varieties of Conditionals as Definite Descriptions. Doctoral Dissertation. University of Connecticut. (link)


Peer-reviewed articles

  • Muyi Yang. 2022. Iffy discourse: Japanese moshi in conditionals and nominal topics. Natural Language Conditionals and Conditional Reasoning, Special Issue of Linguistics Vanguard. (link)


Conference proceedings

  • Muyi Yang. 2022. Singularity and plurality of discourse reference to worlds. In Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 32. (link)
  • Muyi Yang. 2022. The closeness constraint on focus association and the syntax of Q-particles. In Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America, 7(1), 5291. (link)
  • Muyi Yang. 2021. Sensitive to future: the case of Japanese nara-conditionals. In Proceedings of Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics (LENLS) 18, 119-132. (paper)
  • Muyi Yang. 2021. Disambiguating two conditional construals: Evidence from the optionality of if. In Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB) 25. (link)
  • Muyi Yang and Teruyuki Mizuno. 2019. On the discourse dynamics of Exceptional what-Questions. In Proceedings of The 12th Generative Linguistics in the Old World in Asia (GLOW in Asia 12) and the 21st Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar (SICOGG 21), 245–264. (preprint)
  • Muyi Yang. 2019. Causal networks in discourse: A case of Mandarin negative conditionals. In Proceedings of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS) 49, 319–332. (preprint)



  • A phase-based analysis of Sinhala Q-particle: New evidence from focus and verbal morphology. Second generals paper, University of Connecticut.