Publications and Presentations

Please see my full CV here (updated 03/22/18). 

Ongoing Projects: 


Williams, A. (accepted). “A Morpho-Semantic Account of Weak Definites and Bare Singulars in English” in Definiteness Across Languages, Language Science Press, Studies in Linguistic Diversity series.



Williams, A., Nangia, N., and Bowman, S.R. (2018). A Broad-Coverage Challenge Corpus for Sentence Understanding through Inference. Proceedings of the 2018 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics. (corpus page) [arxiv][ACL]

Williams, A., Drozdov, A., Bowman, S.R. (2018). Do latent tree learning models identify meaningful structure in sentences? in Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Vol 6-1. [arxiv][ACL]

Nangia, N., Williams, A., Lazaridou, A., Bowman, S.R. (2017). The RepEval 2017 Shared Task: Multi-Genre Natural Language Inference with Sentence Representations, in Proceedings of The Second Workshop on Evaluating Vector Space Representations for NLP. [pdf]

Williams, A., Reddigari, S., Pylkkänen, L. (2017).  Early sensitivity of left perisylvian cortex to relationality in nouns and verbs, Neuropsychologia, Volume 100, p. 131-143, ISSN 0028-3932, [data]

Williams, A. (2016). The Syntax of the Mandarin Chinese Adpositional Imperfective. In ConSOLE XXIV: Proceedings of the 24th Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (Jan. 2016, York). Leiden: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. ISSN: 1574-499X.  [pdf]


Recent Presentations:


Williams, A. & Pylkkänen, L. Relationality vs. Plurality: The Role of the left Angular Gyrus. CUNY Sentence Processing (UC Davis) & the Annual Meeting of the Cog. Neuro. Soc. (Boston, MA). (Mar. 2018). [poster]

Williams, A. Argument structure and the left angular gyrus. Common Ground Seminar in Language and Communication Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. (Feb. 2018)

Williams, A. & Bowman, S.R. Sentence Understanding with Neural Networks and Natural Language Inference. Computational Intelligence, Learning, Vision, and Robotics Lab at NYU. (Oct. 2017) [pdf]

Williams, A. Microparametric Syntactic Variation in Mandarin: Predicative Adjuncts and Verbalizing ZAI. IACL 25, Budapest, Hungary (Jun. 2017) 

Williams, A.  A Morphosemantic Account of Weakness in English Definites and Bare Singulars. Rutgers University, Department of Linguistics (SURGE), New Brunswick, NJ (Apr. 2017).

Williams, A. & Li, H. Locative Ambiguities: PP-Shift in Mandarin Chinese and American English. Poster presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Austin, TX (Jan. 2017).

Williams, A. Weakness as the Absence of NumP: the Case of English. Talk presented at Definiteness Across Languages at UNAM (Ciudad Universitaria)/El Colegio Del Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico (Jun. 2016).