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  • Legate, Julie Anne, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    The issue of non-configurationality is fundamental in determining the possible range of variation in Universal Grammar. This dissertation investigates this issue in the context of Warlpiri, the prototypical non-configurational ...
  • Cho, Hyesun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This dissertation develops a grammar of phonetic implementation of phonologically significant F0 (pitch) events, which is applicable across languages. Through production studies of various languages, we show that phonetic ...
  • Ruesga, G. Alberto (Glauco Alberto) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
  • Robichaud, Christopher J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The three chapters of my dissertation develop and defend a new Humility thesis, Categorical Humility. Humility theses tell us there is some fundamental aspect of the world that we lack knowledge of. All such theses share ...
  • Richards, Norvin W. (Norvin Waldemar), 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
  • Guerzoni, Elena (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This work investigates the semantics-pragmatics and syntax-pragmatics interface of interrogatives, focusing on the effect of presupposition-triggering expressions like even and Negative Polarity Items (NPIs). In exploring ...
  • Cannon, Douglas Fillmore (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
  • Santorio, Paolo, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The overarching theme of this dissertation is the relationship between information and context-how context interacts with the contents of speech and thought. I pursue three issues within this broad theme. Chapter 1 concerns ...
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