I’m Alex Warstadt
ælɪks wɔɹstæt

I’m a fourth year PhD student in linguistics at New York University working with Sam Bowman.

I study how neural networks acquire knowledge of natural language grammar from raw data. I’ve created the CoLA and BLiMP datasets of acceptability judgments for evaluating neural networks. I am also interested in how neural networks form generalizations from finite and ambiguous evidence.

I also do work in formal semantics and pragmatics. I’m interested in theories of relevance and the role of questions in discourse.