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  • Ivlieva, Natalia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This dissertation explores the role of scalar implicatures in the grammar of plurality and disjunction. I argue that scalar implicatures are relevant not only for the meaning of plurals and disjunctions, but also for their ...
  • Koellner, Peter, 1969- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    Abstract The independence results in set theory invite the search for new and justified axioms. In Chapter 1 I set the stage by examining three approaches to justifying the axioms of standard set theory (stage theory, ...
  • Nikolaeva, Liudmila, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis explores the relationship between anaphora and movement on a wide array of data primarily from Russian. I argue that anaphors and pronominals are underlyingly the same syntactic entity, an index, whereas ...
  • Clapp, Leonard Jay (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Vaysman, Olga (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This dissertation focuses on phonological alternations that are influenced or constrained by word-internal prosody, i.e. prominence and foot structure, and what these alternations can tell us about metrical theory. Detailed ...
  • Kwon, Hongwoo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    The traditional view has it that self-locating beliefs are distinctive in that they have distinctive contents. Against this, I claim that the distinctive element of self-locating beliefs should be placed outside contents. ...
  • Gray, Anthony E., 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
  • Csirmaz, Aniko (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    In this thesis I argue that morphology should be allowed to interpret not only the information provided by the syntactic component, but also compositional semantic properties. This conception of grammar requires morphology ...
  • Reimer, Margaret (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Kearns, Katherine Susan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
  • Copley, Bridget, Lynn, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    Natural languages use a number of different methods to refer to future eventualities: among them are futurates, as in (la), and futures, as in (lb) and (c). (1) a. The Red Sox (are) play(ing) the Yankees tomorrow. b. We'll ...
  • Woisetschlaeger, Erich Friedrich (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977)
  • Rochette, Anne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
  • Ingria, Robert Joseph Peter (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981)
  • Katz, Fredric M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981)
  • Sveinsdóttir, Ásta Kristjana (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    (cont.) essentiality. I start with our practices of engaging in thought experiments about the essences of things and show how my account vindicates those practices.
  • Hosein, Adam (Adam Omar) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This dissertation is about fairness and the role it plays in political and personal morality. Specifically, I investigate when it is appropriate to rely on considerations of fairness to draw substantive conclusions about ...
  • Feldmann, Judith M. (Judith Mary) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
  • Graham, Andrew J. (Andrew John) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    In this thesis, I investigate the nature of metaphysics and the role it plays in our broader theoretical pursuits. In doing so, I defend it against various criticisms and offer a novel conception of why metaphysical disputes ...
  • Maitra, Ishani, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    Pornography deserves special protections, it is often said, because it qualifies as speech; therefore, no matter what we think of it, we must afford it the protections that we extend to most speech, but don't extend to ...
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