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  • Egan, Andrew M. (Andrew Michael), 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    The dissertation is composed of three papers on properties and their relatives. "Second-Order Predication and the Metaphysics of Properties" argues that giving a happy account of second-order predication motivates us to ...
  • Sabbagh, Joseph (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This dissertation examines the syntax and argument structure of non-verbal predicates (focusing primarily on adjectives) in Tagalog. Drawing on evidence from a variety of construction types (including Comparative, Existential, ...
  • Carnie, Andrew Hay (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Manne, Kate (Kate Alice) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    My thesis is a sustained argument that the practical reason is not a suitable master concept in ethics, let alone the only ethical notion we need. In Chapter One, I defend the idea that desires have irreducible and pervasive ...
  • Shlonsky, Ur (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
  • Browning, Marguerite (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
  • Barbosa, Maria do Pilar Pereira (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Soh, Hooi Ling, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Sproat, Richard William (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985)
  • Walden, Kenneth Edward Dale (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    My dissertation is about the relationship between theoretical and practical reason. I argue that these two kinds of reason are unified in important respects. In Chapter One I argue that there is a single, fundamental kind ...
  • Tsai, Wei-Tien (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Al Khatib, Sam (Samer) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    A problem is detected in how only, traditionally viewed, associates with Negative Quantifiers (NQs) like few, [at most n], and [less than n]. The predicted meanings, which negate the stronger alternatives of the relevant ...
  • Wetzel, Linda Elizabeth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
  • Krause, Cornelia (Cornelia Ann), 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    What is the place of relatives with genitive subjects in a typology of relative clauses? Are they full or reduced, headed or free relatives? Can they appear pre- and postnominally? Can they be head-internal relatives? Are ...
  • Lebed, Jay Aaron (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
  • Jaeggli, Osvaldo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
  • Bouchard, Denis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
  • Veraart, Fleur (Distributed by MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, MITMassachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
  • Grosz, Patrick Georg (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The primary aim of this dissertation is to present an analysis for so-called optative constructions, clauses that express a wish, hope or desire without containing a lexical item that means 'wish', 'hope' or 'desire'. A ...
  • Farmer, Ann Kathleen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
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