Research

I’m currently working on deep learning approaches to linguistic acceptability (grammaticality) judgments.

Recently, I built the Corpus of Linguistic Acceptability (CoLA), a corpus of 10657 examples sentences with acceptability judgments from the linguistics literature. You can access CoLA here: https://nyu-mll.github.io/CoLA/

I am also working on the meaning of the English particle just, and semantic theories of dialogue.

My syntactic research proposes a Categorial Grammar approach to a class of discontinuous coordinations in English phenomenon known as Right-Node Wrapping.

Papers:

Just Refuses to Answer the QUD. Unpublished manuscript. 2019.

Grammatical Analysis of Pretrained Sentence Encoders with Acceptability Judgments. With Samuel R. Bowman. Unpublished manuscript. 2019.

Verb Argument Structure Alternations in Word and Sentence Embeddings. With Katharina Kann, Adina Williams, Samuel R. Bowman. Proceedings of SCiL 2. 2019.

Neural Network Acceptability Judgments. With Amanpreet Singh and Samuel R. Bowman. Unpublished manuscript. 2018. (CoLA corpus page)

Excluding ImperativesUnpublished manuscript. 2018.

Right-node wrapping: A combinatory accountProceedings of Workshop “Empirical Advances in Categorial Grammar”, ESSLLI. 2015.

Right-Node WrappingUndergraduate Thesis. 2015.

The Syntax of Coordination and Discontinuity in a Combinatory Categorial Grammar. Presented at Tri-College Undergraduate Linguistics Conference. 2015.

Presentations:

Verb Argument Structure Alternations in Word and Sentence Embeddings. With Katharina Kann, Adina Williams, Samuel R. Bowman. Poster presented at SCiL 2. 2019.

Non-Resolving Responses to Polar Questions. With Omar Agha. Talk given at SYNC. 2019.

Just Refuses to Answer the QUD. Talk given at NYU Semantics Group. 2018.

Acceptability Judgments from a Neural Network. With Samuel R. Bowman. Talk given at Annual Meeting of the LSA. 2018.