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  • Soh, Hooi Ling, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
    This thesis examines the role of prosody and semantics in word order variations in Chinese. In particular, I address the controversial issue of whether overt object scrambling is available in Chinese. I argue that overt ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wetzel, Linda Elizabeth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
  • Krause, Cornelia (Cornelia Ann), 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    What is the place of relatives with genitive subjects in a typology of relative clauses? Are they full or reduced, headed or free relatives? Can they appear pre- and postnominally? Can they be head-internal relatives? Are ...
  • Lebed, Jay Aaron (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
  • Jaeggli, Osvaldo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
  • Bouchard, Denis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
  • Veraart, Fleur (Distributed by MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, MITMassachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
  • Grosz, Patrick Georg (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The primary aim of this dissertation is to present an analysis for so-called optative constructions, clauses that express a wish, hope or desire without containing a lexical item that means 'wish', 'hope' or 'desire'. A ...
  • Farmer, Ann Kathleen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
  • Nathan, Lance Edward (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Determiner phrases have the ability to act as "concealed questions" (CQs), embedded questions in sentences like John knows the time (i.e., John knows what time it is). The fact that know and wonder differ in their ability ...
  • Sauerland, Ulrich, 1969- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
    This thesis investigates the mechanisms applying in the interpretation of syntactic chains. The theoretical background includes a translation of syntactic forms into semantic forms and a model theoretic explication of the ...
  • Spencer, Cara (Cara J.), 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Page, James Hampton (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
  • Marantz, Alec (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981)
  • Bao, Zhiming (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
  • Oltra Massuet, Maria Isabel, 1966- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
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