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Superlative degree clauses : evidence from NPI licensing
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
This paper concerns itself with the superlative morpheme -est and its ability to license Negative Polarity Items (NPIs) such as any or ever, and in particular the compositional analysis of a puzzling type of utterance which ...
Subset comparatives as comparative quantifiers
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
This paper motivates and presents a novel analysis of the "subset comparative" construction (e.g. John saw more phonologists than just Mary; John drank more than just coffee). I build on Hackl (2000) and Alxatib (2013)'s ...
Stress and vowel harmony in Telugu
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
This thesis presents a study of vowel harmony in Telugu, a Dravidian language. Vowel harmony in this language is manifest primarily in the form of vowel alternations in paradigms triggered by suffixes. I present a robust ...
Peskotomuhkati latuwewakon (Passamaquoddy language)
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
Over the decades, Passamaquoddy has been taught in many ways and many forms. Some have tried using object identification and word(s) learning while others have tried teaching writing and reading via a phonetic form of ...