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  • Aḵẖtar, ʻAlī (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985)
  • Meyer, Marie-Christine, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In this thesis, I propose a new theory of implicature. I argue that the two main theories available so far - the (Neo-)Gricean pragmatic theory on the one hand (e.g., Sauerland (2004)), and the hybrid grammatical theory ...
  • Ninan, Dilip (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    I begin with a discussion of two ways of imagining something: 'from the inside' and 'from the outside'. My interest in this topic is two-fold: First, I want to see what studying this topic can teach us about the nature of ...
  • Bachrach, Asaf (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    The aim of this thesis, and the research project within which it is embedded, is to delineate a neural model of grammatical competence. For this purpose, we develop here a novel integrated, multi-disciplinary experimental ...
  • Marty, Paul P (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    In this thesis, I investigate a set of apparently disparate phenomena that relate, more or less closely, to the interpretation of Determiner Phrases (DPs): the restrictiveness effects associated with NP modification, the ...
  • Schoenfield, Miriam (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Being rational and being moral can be difficult. However, some theories of rationality and morality make living up to these ideals too difficult by imposing requirements which are excessively rigid. In this dissertation, ...
  • Picard, Joseph Romeo William Michael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
  • Baker, Mark Cleland (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985)
  • Prevett, Elizabeth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
  • Pressler, Jonathan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983)
  • Segal, Gabriel Mark Aurel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
  • Cresti, Diana (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Zukoff, Sam, 1987- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    The reduplicative systems of the ancient Indo-European languages are characterized by an unusual alternation in the shape of the reduplicant. The related languages Ancient Greek, Gothic, and Sanskrit share the property ...
  • Wurmbrand, Susanne, 1966- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Sereno, Lisa Ann, 1967- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
    This dissertation explores the relationship between our experience and knowledge of the infinite. The first chapter is a critical examination of Shaughan Lavine's project in Understanding the Infinite. Lavine argues that ...
  • Hirsch, Aron, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    This thesis studies operators such as and and only, which occur in a broad range of environments. And, for instance, appears between sentences, intransitive verbs, quantifiers, and so forth. One line of analysis assigns ...
  • Schütze, Carson T (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
  • Trimmer, Brian, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    David Lewis, in "Veridical Hallucination and Prosthetic Vision", outlines his views on seeing. He discusses, by way of several examples, unusual visual conditions and gives explanations of why one does or does not see in ...
  • Bumpus, Ann (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • McClamrock, Ronald Albert (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
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