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  • Pylkkänen, Mariliina, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    Verbal arguments can be divided into two different types: those that are true arguments of the verb and those that are "additional" in the sense that there is evidence that they do not belong to the basic argument structure ...
  • Fermino, Jessie Little Doe (Jessie Little Doe Christobal), 1963- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Saddy, James Douglas, 1952- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
  • Higgins, Ewa Czaykowska (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989)
  • Nissenbaum, Jonathan W., 1964- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    The status of covert movement in Universal Grammar has been a perennial source of trouble in the study of language. What kinds of structures does it derive? To what extent is it similar to overt movement? What is its place ...
  • Botchkina, Ekaterin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Reality and objectivity are often characterized in terms of independence from the mind: the first-pass idea is that what it takes for any particular subject matter to be real and objective is for facts about it to obtain ...
  • Stabler, Edward Palmer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981)
  • Ulicny, Brian Edward (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
  • Meredith, Scott (Scott Emery) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
  • Hovav, Malka Rappaport (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
  • Abdul-Matin, Karim (Ishmawil Karim) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    My dissertation asks whether there is a human right to democracy. This is a difficult question, not least because there is no consensus about either what democracy requires or how to interpret human rights. The introduction ...
  • Kubo, Miori (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Pensalfini, Robert J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
  • Carr, Jennifer Rose (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Bayesianism, in its traditional form, consists of two claims about rational credences. According to the first claim, probabilism, rational credences form a probability function. According to the second claim, conditionalization, ...
  • Batty, Clare (Clare E.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This three-paper dissertation focuses on olfactory perception, with each paper exploring an ongoing debate in the perceptual literature through the olfactory 'lens'. Philosophers of perception have typically assumed what ...
  • Mohanan, Karuvannur Puthanveettil (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
  • Green, Thomas Michael, 1966- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Kurtz, Roxanne Marie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Liberalism faces an apparent paradox. Its commitments to values such as neutrality and tolerance seem to recommend a hands-off attitude toward a society's ethical life. It seems the state should not regulate the value ...
  • Michaels, Jennifer M. (Jennifer Marie) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    In phonological analyses of both adult and child language, a *dl constraint has frequently been used as a shorthand to indicate that coronal stops are dispreferred before laterals (Dinnsen et al. 2001). This dispreference ...
  • Levin, Theodore Frank (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Abstract Case is a conjectured syntactic property of noun phrases that accounts for aspects of their distribution and form that do not otherwise follow from their PF and LF content (Chomsky 1981, 1986; Chomsky & Lasnik ...
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