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  • Hinton, Timothy John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
  • Yanovich, Igor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The main part of this dissertation consists of four loosely connected chapters on the semantics of modals. The chapters inform each other and employ similar methods, but generally each one is self-contained and can be read ...
  • Henderson, Leah (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis consists of three papers on the nature of scientific theories and inference. In many cases, scientific theories can be regarded as organized into hierarchies, with higher levels sometimes called 'paradigms', ...
  • Satz, Debra M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
  • Mendelsohn, Richard Lloyd; Frege, Gottlob, 1848-1925 (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977)
  • Russinoff, Ilene Susan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983)
  • Levin, Janet Marchel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
  • Wu, Hsiao-hung Iris (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    In this thesis I examine some of the fundamental questions surrounding inversion structures. I first provide an analysis of Locative Inversion. I show that the mixed A- and A- syntactic behavior of the fronted PP in English ...
  • Crnič, Luka (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The focus-sensitive scalar particle even has an idiosyncratic distribution: it may associate with a weak element in its immediate surface scope only if it is appropriately embedded. We investigate such occurrences of even ...
  • Bader, Christopher (Christopher Banks), 1954- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    In this dissertation, I investigate the grammatical effects of focus and the inseparable phenomenon of givenness. As Schwarzschild (1999) has proposed, a proper understanding of givenness eliminates the need for a separate ...
  • De Bres, Helena (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This dissertation develops and defends a utilitarian approach to global distributive justice: that part of political ethics that is concerned with the distribution of benefits and burdens across the members of distinct ...
  • Keshet, Ezra Russell (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    The main goal of this dissertation is to determine the best theory of de re/de dicto intensionality. Recently, it has become apparent that the traditional scope theory of this phenomenon is inadequate, the most marked ...
  • Linebarger, Marcia Christine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
  • Cable, Seth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    The central claim of this thesis is that the agent responsible for a variety of phenomena surrounding wh-operators is not those operators themselves, but rather a distinct element that we label a 'Q(uestion)-particle'. In ...
  • May, Robert Carlen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978)
  • Falk, Yehuda Nahum (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
  • Tenny, Carol Lee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
  • Mohanan, Karuvannur Puthanveettil (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981)
  • Steriade, Donca (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
  • Richardson, Kevin Andrew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    My dissertation consists of a series of papers on grounding pluralism, the broad view that there are multiple kinds of metaphysical grounding relations. Specifically, I argue that there are three species of grounding: ...
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