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  • Salanova, Andrés Pablo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Languages that have aspectually-conditioned ergativity splits generally oppose a "perfect" tense (often called perfective or aorist), with ergative-absolutive case pattern, to an imperfective where case marking follows the ...
  • Urbanek, Valentina Maria (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Some actions are identity affecting, they affect who will exist in the future. Explaining how identity affecting actions can be wrong has been thought to pose a problem, the Non-Identity Problem. The problem is that an ...
  • Stainton, Robert James Harold (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
  • 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)
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