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  • Einheuser, Iris, 1969- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    Certain fundamental philosophical disputes, in contrast to disputes in the empirical sciences, are characterized by the persistence of disagreement. This has led some to endorse conventionalism, the view that the 'facts ...
  • Sjoblom, Todd (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
  • Moltmann, Friederike (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Lin, Vivian I-Wen, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    This thesis examines properties of a type of coordinate structure that involves shared material (i.e., elements above the point coordination that c-command all of the conjuncts), what is referred to as a sharing structure. ...
  • Rapoport, Tova R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
  • Elga, Adam Newman, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    Chapter 1 of this thesis concerns counterfactual conditionals. David Lewis has offered a natural and influential analysis of counterfactuals. But the analysis fails to take into account the asymmetry of entropy, and comes ...
  • Soames, Scott (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976)
  • Leszek, Andrea Suzanne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Murasugi, Kumiko G., 1960- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Edwards, Jan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981)
  • Womack, Catherine A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
  • Krakowski, Israel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981)
  • Aguero Bautista, Calixto (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    This thesis argues that in a constituent question with a universal quantifier, syntactic reconstruction of the wh-phrase below the quantifier is the source of scope ambiguities. In particular, I argue, based on the interaction ...
  • Cuervo, Maria Cristina (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This dissertation is a study of the syntactic and semantic properties of dative arguments. The main source of data is Spanish, where dative arguments can appear with all types of verbs, and can have a wide range of meanings: ...
  • Hagstrom, Paul Alan, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Takahashi, Shoichi, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    The Scope of quantificational phrases (QPs) is often not represented in surface structures, in the sense that a constituent that is, on the surface, sister to a QP is not necessarily interpreted as its argument semantically. ...
  • Imanishi, Yusuke (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In this thesis, I propose the hypothesis that ergative Case in certain languages may be assigned to a DP which would be otherwise Case-less within a certain domain. In this sense, ergative Case appears to be a default. At ...
  • Klempner, Erica D. (Erica Diane) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
  • Tancredi, Christopher Damian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • De de se 
    Anand, Pranav (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    In this dissertation, I argue against a unitary treatment of individual de se ascription. Based on consideration of Yoruba logophors and English dream-report pronouns, I show that one mechanism is best analyzed as binding ...
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