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  • Bayırlı, İsa Kerem (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Abstract In this dissertation, we develop and defend a universal theory of concord (i.e. feature sharing between a head noun and the modifying adjectives). When adjectives in a language show concord with the noun they ...
  • Brillman, Ruth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    The dissertation was inspired by the question of why subjects cannot undergo tough movement (1). (1) a. Jonathan Franzen is easy for Anneke to criticize b. *Anneke is easy - to criticize Jonathan Franzen. To answer this ...
  • De Kenessey, Brendan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Joint practical deliberation is the activity of deciding together what to do. In this dissertation, I argue that several speech acts that we can use to alter our moral obligations - promises, offers, requests, demands, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Magyar, Lilla (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    Loan gemination is a cross-linguistically widespread phenomenon: short consonants preceded by short stressed vowels in the source language are borrowed as long in loanwords. It is generally considered to be an 'unnecessary' ...