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  • Mahajan, Anoop Kumar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
  • Tada, Hiroaki (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
  • Gračanin Yuksek, Martina (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis is about multidominance or sharing in syntax. The term sharing is used in a technical sense, to refer to a situation where a syntactic node has more than one mother. I assume that multidominance is allowed by ...
  • LeSourd, Philip S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989)
  • Salow, Bernhard, 1988- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Can we always tell, just through reflection, what we should believe? That is the question of access, the central disagreement between epistemic internalists and externalists, and the focus of the dissertation. Chapter 1 ...
  • Norris, Rebecca L. (Rebecca Lynn), 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    In order to discover how children acquire the T(ense) and C(omplementizer) system, finite and nonfinite embedded clauses produced by children in the CHILDES database were studied. It was discovered that young children often ...
  • Isaacs, Tracy Lynn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Hoffmann, Aviv, 1964- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    My dissertation consists of three essays in the Metaphysics of Modality: In "A Puzzle about Truth and Singular Propositions," I consider two theses that seem to be true and then an argument for the conclusion that they ...
  • Hegarty, Michael Vincent (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Speas, Margaret Jean (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986)
  • Montalbetti, Mario M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
  • Rochford, Damien (Damien Joseph) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This paper is about how agents learn. There is a picture of learning that is very influential in epistemology; I call it 'the Classical Picture'. As influential as it is, it is a flawed picture of learning, and epistemology ...
  • Watanabe, Akira (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
  • Preminger, Omer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    In this thesis, I argue that the obligatory nature of agreement in [phi]-features (henceforth, [phi]-agreement) cannot be captured by appealing to "derivational time-bombs"-elements of the initial representation that cannot ...
  • Alexander, Matthew John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Giblin, lain (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis investigates the distribution of the Mandarin reflexive ziji. Ziji displays many interesting properties but its long-distance binding distribution has long been of interest to linguists. Ziji displays a blocking ...
  • Doggett, Teal Bissell, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    In this thesis I demonstrate that a simplified theory of locality \ has greater success in accounting for locality in movement than more complicated alternatives that have been suggested. In particular, I argue that closeness ...
  • George, Leland Maurice (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
  • Botterell, Andrew (Andrew John), 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Brohan, Anthony (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The representation, content and learning of phonotactic constraints has spurred a lot of recent research phonology. This work concerns the constraints involved in the representation of place-based coocurrence restrictions. ...
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