Rui P. Chaves

PhD

Rui Chaves.

Rui P. Chaves

PhD

Rui P. Chaves

PhD

Director of Graduate Studies for the MS in Computational Linguistics
Associate Professor

Specialties

Syntax, Syntax-Semantics Interface, Constraint-Based Grammar, Long-Distance Dependencies, Coordination, Experimental Syntax, and Grammar Implementation

Education

  • PhD, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Selected Publications

  • Chaves, Rui P. and Stephanie Richter (2021) "Look at that! BERT can be easily distracted from paying attention to morphosyntax", in Proceedings of the 4th Annual Meeting of the Society for Computation in Linguistics (SCiL), pp.11.
  • Chaves, Rui P. and Michael T. Putnam. (2020) Unbounded Dependency Constructions: theoretical and experimental perspectives, Oxford University Press.
  • Chaves, Rui P., Paul Kay and Laura Michaelis (2020) "Null Instantiation in Sign-Based Construction Grammar", In Stefan Müller (ed.), 27th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, pp.22. Stanford: CSLI Publications.
  • Richter, Stephanie and Rui P. Chaves (2020) "Investigating the Role of Verb Frequency in Factive and Manner-of-speaking Islands", in Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Virtual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Toronto. pp. 1771–1777.
  • Sag, Ivan A., Rui P. Chaves, Anne Abeillé, Bruno Estigarribia, Dan Flickinger, Paul Kay, Laura Michaelis, Stefan Müller, Geoffrey K. Pullum, Frank Van Eynde, Thomas Wasow (2020), "Lessons from the English auxiliary system" Journal of Linguistics, 56(1): 87–155.
  • Chaves, Rui P. (2020) "What Don't RNN Language Models Learn About Filler-Gap Dependencies?", 3rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Computation in Linguistics (SCiL), Vol. 3, Article 4:20–30.
  • Chaves, R. P. and Adriana King (2019) "A usage-based account of subextraction effects", Journal of Cognitive Linguistics, 30(4) 719–750
  • Chaves, R. P. and J. E. Dery (2019) "Frequency Effects in Subject Islands", Journal of Linguistics, vol.55, pp.47.