placeholder image
  • Contact Info
Publications in VIVO
 

Palmer, Alexis

Assistant Professor

Positions

Research

keywords

  • Computational discourse and semantics, computational linguistics for low-resource languages and for language documentation, discourse structure and coherence, modes of discourse, automated short-answer scoring for language learners, active learning, detection of offensive language, Digital humanities, social media data for disaster analysis, native language identification, language documentation, formal and functional syntax, argument structure and linking, voice, language and music

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • CSCI 7000 - Current Topics in Computer Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Covers research topics of current interest in computer science that do not fall into a standard subarea. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours.
  • CSCI 7565 - Computational Phonology and Morphology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Surveys of the main approaches and central questions related to computational modeling and learning of morphology and phonology. We consider questions related to learnability of phonology/morphology, machine learning implementations, and linguist-driven grammar modeling.
  • LING 1200 - Programming for Linguistics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    Presents techniques for computer programming in high level programming languages such as Python to address a range of problems with a specific focus on language processing and linguistics. The class is suitable for students with little to no prior experience in computing or programming. Degree credit not granted for this course and CSCI 1200 or INFO 1201. Recommended prerequisite: LING 2000.
  • LING 5430 - Semantics and Pragmatics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Explores fundamental concepts of semantics and pragmatics, including theories of communication and meaning, representation, conversational implications, speech acts, and discourse structure. Recommended prerequisite: LING 5420.
  • LING 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
    -
  • LING 7565 - Computational Phonology and Morphology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Surveys of the main approaches and central questions related to computational modeling and learning of morphology and phonology. We consider questions related to learnability of phonology/morphology, machine learning implementations, and linguist-driven grammar modeling. Recommended prerequisites: LING 5410 and LING 5420.
  • LING 7800 - Open Topics in Linguistics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Various topics not normally covered in the curriculum; offered intermittently depending on student demand and availability of instructors. Contact the department office for information.

Background

International Activities

Other Profiles