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    • Three aspects of the nature of linguistic meaning 

      Kermode, Robert (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
    • Three studies in naturalized philosophical psychology 

      Kaye, Lawrence Jeffrey (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
    • The time of possibilities : truth and felicity of subjunctive conditionals 

      Ippolito, Michela M., 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
      This dissertation is a study of modality and, in particular, of conditional statements within the framework of possible world semantics. I argue that in order to understand what the meaning of a modal sentence is we need ...
    • Tonal interaction in Kinande : cyclicity, opacity, and morphosyntactic structure 

      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 ...
    • The tonal phonology of Chinese 

      Yip, Moira Jean (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
    • Tone in lexical phonology 

      Pulleyblank, Douglas George (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983)
    • Topics in conditionals 

      Iatridou, Sabine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
    • Topics in Ewe syntax 

      Collins, Christopher Thad (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
    • Topics in German syntax. 

      Thiersch, Craig Lee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978)
    • Topics in Korean syntax : phrase structure, variable binding and movement 

      Kang, Myung-Yoon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
    • Topics in the stress and syntax of words 

      Marvin, Tatjana, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
      This dissertation is a study of word structure showing that words exhibit the syntactic phenomenon of phase-by-phase Spell-Out, Chomsky (2001), Marantz (2001). The analysis of data from English and Slovenian indicates that ...
    • Topics in Turkish syntax : clausal structure and scope 

      Kelepir, Meltem (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
      This dissertation asks two main questions for Turkish: (i) what is the interaction between verbal morphology and the structure?, and (ii) what is the interaction between word order and interpretation? Following Kornfilt ...
    • Topics in Warlpiri grammar. 

      Nash, David George (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
    • Tough constructions in the context of English infinitives 

      Brillman, Ruth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      The dissertation was inspired by the question of why subjects cannot undergo tough movement (1). (1) a. Jonathan Franzen is easy for Anneke to criticize b. *Anneke is easy - to criticize Jonathan Franzen. To answer this ...
    • Toward a theory of movement rules. 

      Baltin, Mark Reuben (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978)
    • Towards a theory of phonological alphabets 

      Calabrese, Andrea (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
    • Towards a theory of subjective meaning 

      Stephenson, Tamina C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This dissertation develops a form of relativism in which propositions are treated as sets of world-time-individual triples, in contrast to standard views that treat them as sets of worlds or world-time pairs. This builds ...
    • Truth in explanation 

      Nickel, Bernhard, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      My thesis consists of three papers on truth and explanations in science. Broadly, the question I ask is semantic. Should the best account of certain bits of our scientific practice focus on the concept of truth? More ...
    • Tseltal clause structure 

      Shklovsky, Kirill (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      This dissertation examines the syntax of clausal structure in Tseltal (Mayan) with a particular focus on agreement phenomena. The first domain of investigation is the External Possession Construction, in which the clausal ...
    • Two approaches to human rights 

      Holland, Sean Jamison (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      Contemporary philosophy of human rights is dominated by two seemingly opposed approaches. This dissertation is concerned with the choice between them. The traditional approach to human rights is characterized by the belief ...