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  • Antognini, Thomas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
  • McConnell, Jeff (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Sarma, Vaijayanthi M., 1966- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Johnson, Kyle Brian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986)
  • Asarina, Alevtina (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The focus of this dissertation is the syntax and morphology of case, and how case interacts with A-movement and agreement. In chapter 1, I argue on the basis of novel data from Uyghur that noun phrases bearing structural ...
  • Ostler, Nicholas David MacLachlan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979)
  • Ritter, Elizabeth Ann (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989)
  • Massam, Diane (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985)
  • Sartorio, Ana Carolina, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    My dissertation is about the following two questions: The causal question: When is something a cause of something else? The moral question: When is someone morally responsible for something? I examine the way in which these ...
  • Newman, Anthony E. (Anthony Edison), 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    Internalism about mental content is the view that microphysical duplicates must be mental duplicates as well. This dissertation develops and defends the idea that only a strong version of internalism is compatible with our ...
  • Schumacher, Melissa Renée (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This work addresses questions about causation and evidence: How can we learn what causes what? Can we get evidence for objects that don't cause anything? And what is the evidential relationship between events in a causal ...
  • McGrath, Sarah, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    Chapter 1: The causal relata. Ordinary talk suggests that entities from different ontological categories can cause and be caused: Kathy's throw, the fact that Kathy threw, and Kathy herself can all cause the window to ...
  • Barss, Andrew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986)
    This thesis is concerned with developing an account within the Government and Binding (GB) theory of the grammaticality of such structures as (1), and exploring the implications of this account for the theory of empty ...
  • Emery, Nina R. (Nina Rebecca) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis is about the philosophical and scientific significance of chance. Specifically, I ask whether there is a single notion of chance that both plays a well-defined scientific role and proves useful for various ...
  • Lormand, Eric Paul (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
  • Nonato, Rafael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In this thesis I ponder over a constellation of phenomena that revolve around switch reference and coordination, drawing mainly on their instantiation in Kisedje (Je, Brazil). I start by investigating Klsedje's case system. ...
  • Roberts, Taylor, 1967- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    A phrase structure is developed for Pashto, the most important Indo-Iranian language for which this task remains to be undertaken. New data show that the placement, ordering, and interpretation of second-position clitics ...
  • Graff, Peter Nepomuk Herwig Maria (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    In this dissertation, I argue that a variety of probabilistic patterns in natural language phonology derive from communicative efficiency. I present evidence from phonetically transcribed dictionaries of 60 languages from ...
  • Hackl, Martin, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    The main goal of the thesis is to present a novel analysis of comparative quantifiers such as more than three students. The prevalent view on such expressions advocated in Generalized Quantifier Theory is that they denoted ...
  • Coon, Jessica (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    The central claim of this dissertation is that aspect-based split ergativity does not mark a split in how Case is assigned, but rather, a split in sentence structure. Specifically, I argue that the contexts in which we ...
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