• Cheng L.L. & Sybesma R.P.E. (2015), Transitive Psych-predicates. In: Li H.Y.A., Simpson A., Tsai W.T.D. (Eds.) Chinese syntax in a cross-linguistic perspective.. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 207-228.
  • Cheng L.L. & Sybesma R.P.E. (2015), Mandarin. In: Kiss T., Alexiadou A. (Eds.) Syntax – Theory and Analysis. An international handbook.. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 1518-1559.
  • Badan L. & Cheng L.L. (2015), Exclamatives in Mandarin Chinese, Journal of East Asian Linguistics 24: 383-413.
  • Pablos Robles L., Doetjes J.S., Ruijgrok B.J. & Cheng L.L. (2015), Active search for antecedents in cataphoric pronoun resolution, Frontiers in Psychology 6: 1-13.



  • Cheng L.L. & Downing L. (2014), The problems of adverbs in Zulu. In: Caspers J., Chen Y., Heeren W.F.L., Pacilly J.J.A., Schiller N.O., Zanten E.A. van (Eds.) Above and beyond the segments: experimental linguistics and phonetics. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 42-59.
  • Cheng L.L. & Downing L. (2014), Indefinite subjects in Durban Zulu. In: Hamlaoui F. (Ed.) Preverbal domain in Bantu. Berlin: ZAS.
  • Cheng L.L. & Sybesma R.P.E. (2014), The syntactic structure of noun phrases. In: Huang C.T. James, Y.H. Audrey Li, Simpson A. (Eds.) The Handbook of Chinese Linguistics. London: Blackwell Publishers.


  • Cheng L.L. & Downing L. (2013), Clefts in Durban Zulu. In: Hartmann K., Veenstra T. (Eds.) Cleft structures. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 141-163.
  • Cheng L.L. & Corver N. (2013), Diagnosing Syntax. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Cheng L.L. & Corver N. (2013), Syntactic diagnostics in the study of human language. In: Cheng L.L.S., Corver N. (Eds.) Diagnosing Syntax. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1-17.
  • Cheng L.L. & Giannakidou A. (2013), The non-uniformity of wh-indeterminates with free choice in Chinese. In: Gil K., Harlow S., Tsoulas G. (Eds.) Strategies of quantification. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 123-151.
  • Cheng L.L. & Vicente L. (2013), Verb doubling in Mandarin Chinese, Journal of East Asian Linguistics 22(1): 1-37.


  • Cheng L.L. & Downing L. (2012), Against FocusP: arguments from Zulu. In: Kucerova I., Neeleman A (Eds.) Contrasts and positions in information structure. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 247-266.
  • Cheng L.L. (2012), Counting and classifiers. In: Massam D. (Ed.) Count and Mass across Languages. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 199-219.
  • Cheng L.L., Doetjes J.S., Sybesma R.P.E. & Zamparelli R. (2012), On the interpretation of number and classifiers, Italian Journal of Linguistics / Rivista di Linguistica 24(2): 175-194.
  • Cheng L.L. & Sybesma R.P.E. (2012), Classifiers and DP, Linguistic Inquiry 43(4): 634-650.


  • Cheng L.L., Defitto Denis & Marten L. (2011), The structure and interpretation of Nouns and Noun Phrases (Part I), Italian Journal of Linguistics / Rivista di Linguistica(2).
  • Cheng L.L., Delfitto D. & Marten L. (2011), Introduction, Italian Journal of Linguistics / Rivista di Linguistica 23(2): 199-202.


  • Di Sciullo, A. M., Cheng, L.L., a.o. (2010). The Biological Nature of Human Language. Biolinguistics 4.1: 004-34
  • Cheng, L.L., Demirdache, H. (2010). Trapped at the edge: on long distance pair-list readings. Lingua 120: 463-484.


  • Cheng, L.L. (2009). Wh-in-situ from the 1980s to now. Language and Linguistics Compass 3.3: 767-791, Blackwell Publishing.


  • Cheng, L.L., Kula, N. (2007). Phonological and syntactic phrasing in Bemba relatives. Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 28.2: 123-148.
  • Cheng, L.L. (2007). The autonomy of syntax. In In 't Groen, A, de Jonge, H.J., Klasen, E., Papma, H., Van Slooten, P. (eds.) Knowledge in Ferment, dilemmas in science, scholarship and society, p. 209-226, Leiden University Press.


  • Cheng, L.L., Giannakidou, A. (2006). (In)definiteness, polarity, and the role of wh-morphology in Free Choice. Journal of Semantics 23: 135-183.