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Linguistics and Philosophy - Ph.D. / Sc.D.

 

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  • 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 ...
  • Jones, Patrick Jackson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This dissertation develops a constraint-based analysis of opaque tonal interactions in Kinande verb forms and, based on this analysis, argues for a phonological architecture that incorporates both cyclic evaluation and ...
  • Erlewine, Michael Yoshitaka (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This dissertation investigates the consequences of overt and covert movement on association with focus. The interpretation of focus-sensitive operators such as only and even depends on the presence of a focused constituent ...
  • Horowitz, Sophie Pilloo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Any non-skeptical epistemological theory should hold that, if we want to know what the world is like, our best bet is to believe what our evidence supports. Evidence is a guide to truth. Though it might sound like a ...
  • Nikolaeva, Liudmila, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis explores the relationship between anaphora and movement on a wide array of data primarily from Russian. I argue that anaphors and pronominals are underlyingly the same syntactic entity, an index, whereas ...
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