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    • One and the same reason 

      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 ...
    • 'Only' and association with negative antonyms 

      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 ...
    • Ontology and the foundations of mathematics 

      Uzquiano, Gabriel, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
      "Ontology and the Foundations of Mathematics" consists of three papers concerned with ontological issues in the foundations of mathematics. Chapter 1, "Numbers and Persons," confronts the problem of the inscrutability of ...
    • Operations on lexical forms : unaccusative rules in Germanic languages 

      Levin, Lorraine S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986)
    • Order and structure 

      Phillips, Colin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
    • Origins of phrase structure 

      Stowell, Timothy Angus (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981)
    • Paradoxes and the foundations of semantics and metaphysics 

      Eklund, Matti, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
      Numerous philosophical problems, otherwise quite different in character, are of the following form. Certain claims which seem not only obviously true, but even constitutive of the meanings of the expressions employed, can ...
    • Parameters and effects of word order variation 

      Travis, Lisa deMena (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
    • Parametric variation in clitic constructions 

      Borer, Hagit (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981)
    • Partial belief and expert testimony 

      Briggs, Rachael (Rachael Amy) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      My dissertation investigates two questions from within a partial belief framework: First, when and how should deference to experts or other information sources be qualified? Second, how closely is epistemology related to ...
    • The particular and the general : essays at the interface of ethics and epistemology 

      Berker, A. Selim (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This dissertation consists of three chapters exploring the nature of normativity in ethics and epistemology, with an emphasis on insights that can be gleaned by comparing and contrasting debates within those two fields. ...
    • Paths and categories 

      Pesetsky, David Michael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983)
    • The perceptual basis of long-distance laryngeal restrictions 

      Gallagher, Gillian Elizabeth Scott (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      The two main arguments in this dissertation are 1. That laryngeal co-occurrence restrictions are restrictions on the perceptual strength of contrasts between roots, as opposed to restrictions on laryngeal configurations ...
    • Perceptual experience : relations and representations/ 

      Logue, Heather, 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      The aim of this dissertation is to elaborate and assess the Relational View of perceptual experience, and to compare it to its main rival, the Representational View. Roughly stated, the core claim of the Relational View ...
    • Perceptual sources for closed-syllable vowel laxing and derived environment effects 

      Storme, Benjamin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      This dissertation claims that allowing perceptual factors to play a role in phonology helps make some progress on the understanding of two challenging phenomena: closed-syllable vowel laxing (CSVL), i.e. the tendency for ...
    • The persistence and importance of persons 

      Jeske, Diane (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
    • Persons, imposters, and monsters 

      Podobryaev, Alexander (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      This dissertation is about person features, their representation and interpretation in natural language. I will argue that there are several ways in which person features can be represented and interpreted. Most importantly, ...
    • The phenomena of vagueness 

      Graff, Delia Ruby, 1969- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
    • The phonetics and phonology of coronal markedness and unmarkedness 

      Kang, Yoonjung (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
      This thesis investigates place feature restrictions in oral and nasal stop consonants with a special focus on the asymmetrical behavior of coronal and noncoronal stops. Two conflicting patterns of place restriction in ...
    • The phonetics and phonology of tone and intonation in Japanese 

      Poser, William John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985)