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  • Maciá Fábrega, Josep (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
  • Laka Mugarza, Miren Itziar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
  • Khanjian, Hrayr (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis focuses on concord structures found in Western Armenian. I label a structure as concord if two morphemes found in the same clause bear the same feature, yet only result in one semantic interpretation of that ...
  • Gajewski, Jon Robert (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    In this thesis, I advance a semantic theory of Neg-Raising rooted in the work of Bartsch (1973) and Heim (2000) and defend it against syntactic and pragmatic alternatives. The primary source of support for my position on ...
  • Salanova, Andrés Pablo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Languages that have aspectually-conditioned ergativity splits generally oppose a "perfect" tense (often called perfective or aorist), with ergative-absolutive case pattern, to an imperfective where case marking follows the ...
  • Urbanek, Valentina Maria (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Some actions are identity affecting, they affect who will exist in the future. Explaining how identity affecting actions can be wrong has been thought to pose a problem, the Non-Identity Problem. The problem is that an ...
  • Stainton, Robert James Harold (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
  • Mills, Jillian Louise (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis introduces a special form of pseudopassive that differs from previously discussed forms in that it includes a direct object adjacent to the verb. It is shown that the direct object position in this construction ...
  • Egan, Andrew M. (Andrew Michael), 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    The dissertation is composed of three papers on properties and their relatives. "Second-Order Predication and the Metaphysics of Properties" argues that giving a happy account of second-order predication motivates us to ...
  • Sabbagh, Joseph (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This dissertation examines the syntax and argument structure of non-verbal predicates (focusing primarily on adjectives) in Tagalog. Drawing on evidence from a variety of construction types (including Comparative, Existential, ...
  • Carnie, Andrew Hay (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Manne, Kate (Kate Alice) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    My thesis is a sustained argument that the practical reason is not a suitable master concept in ethics, let alone the only ethical notion we need. In Chapter One, I defend the idea that desires have irreducible and pervasive ...
  • Shlonsky, Ur (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
  • Browning, Marguerite (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
  • Barbosa, Maria do Pilar Pereira (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Soh, Hooi Ling, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Sproat, Richard William (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985)
  • Walden, Kenneth Edward Dale (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    My dissertation is about the relationship between theoretical and practical reason. I argue that these two kinds of reason are unified in important respects. In Chapter One I argue that there is a single, fundamental kind ...
  • Tsai, Wei-Tien (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Al Khatib, Sam (Samer) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    A problem is detected in how only, traditionally viewed, associates with Negative Quantifiers (NQs) like few, [at most n], and [less than n]. The predicted meanings, which negate the stronger alternatives of the relevant ...
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