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  • Graff, Peter Nepomuk Herwig Maria (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    In this dissertation, I argue that a variety of probabilistic patterns in natural language phonology derive from communicative efficiency. I present evidence from phonetically transcribed dictionaries of 60 languages from ...
  • Hackl, Martin, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
  • Coon, Jessica (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    The central claim of this dissertation is that aspect-based split ergativity does not mark a split in how Case is assigned, but rather, a split in sentence structure. Specifically, I argue that the contexts in which we ...
  • Wager, Janet Stephanie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
  • Katz, Jonah (Jonah Isaac) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This dissertation reports the results of two English experiments on timing and perception. The first experiment demonstrates asymmetries in timing between consonants and vowels, which depend on the manner of the consonant. ...
  • Idsardi, William James (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Nevins, Andrew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    (cont.) Chapter 4 turns to microvariation within the (dis)harmony system of a single language, examining transparency variation in Hungarian front vowels, and distance-based variation in Hungarian neutral vowel sequences, ...
  • Li, Yafei (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
  • John, James R., 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    (cont.) having perceptual experiences, subjects can be--and usually are--directly aware of material objects.
  • Antony, Michael Verne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
  • Hedden, Brian (Brian Robert) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis concerns epistemic and practical rationality. That is, it is about what to believe and what to do. In Chapter 1, 1 argue that theories of practical rationality should be understood as evaluating decisions as ...
  • Côté, Marie-Hélène, 1966- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Moss, Sarah (Sarah E.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This dissertation is about ways in which our rational credences are constrained: by norms governing our opinions about counterfactuals, by the opinions of other agents, and by our own previous opinions. In Chapter 1, I ...
  • Patterson, Sarah Charlotte (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
  • Stoljar, Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Weston, Thomas S. (Thomas Spengler) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1974)
  • Abrusán, Márta (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis is about weak islands. Weak islands are contexts that are transparent to some but not all operator-variable dependencies. For this reason, they are also sometimes called selective islands. Some paradigmatic ...
  • Simon, Steven H., 1957- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    My project of giving a general physicalistic reduction of action contrasts with Donald Davidson's view that only individual actions can be explained in physicalistic terms. The main reason for his view is that he thinks ...
  • 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)
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