NSF grant for Masha

Congratulations to Maria Polinsky, PI on "Computational Models for Studying Word Class Distinctions in Polysynthetic Languages, which has been awarded several years of NSF support. "[The] project explores noun-verb distinctions in polysynthetic languages by developing new methods in computational linguistics that promote and facilitate cross-linguistic comparisons," with an eye to criteria for a universal distinction between nouns and verbs. Collaborating with Masha will be Smaranda Muresan, Research Scientist at the Data Science Institute (DSI) and the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University.