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    • Know-how as the cognitive basis of skill 

      Bianchi, Dylan Mila (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      This thesis seeks to develop and defend conceptions of know-how that shed light on the state's theoretical role as the cognitive basis of skilled action. In Chapter 1, 1 propose an account of knowhow based on the idea of ...
    • Knowing and doing, well and good 

      Jaques, Abby Everett, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      My dissertation explores the relationship between intentional action and knowledge. I argue that understanding this relationship is not only of central importance to action theory; it is also a means to progress on questions ...
    • Lessons in smelling : essays on olfactory perception 

      Batty, Clare (Clare E.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This three-paper dissertation focuses on olfactory perception, with each paper exploring an ongoing debate in the perceptual literature through the olfactory 'lens'. Philosophers of perception have typically assumed what ...
    • Lexical phonology 

      Mohanan, Karuvannur Puthanveettil (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
    • A lexicographic study of Ulwa 

      Green, Thomas Michael, 1966- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
      In this thesis, I present the beginnings of a reference grammar and dictionary of the Ulwa language of the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua. I first describe the current state of the Ulwa language and people in light of their ...
    • Liberalism and ethical life : on equality, neutrality, and culture 

      Kurtz, Roxanne Marie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Liberalism faces an apparent paradox. Its commitments to values such as neutrality and tolerance seem to recommend a hands-off attitude toward a society's ethical life. It seems the state should not regulate the value ...
    • Licensing stop place before laterals : a study of acoustic cues relevant to the perception of stop-lateral sequences 

      Michaels, Jennifer M. (Jennifer Marie) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      In phonological analyses of both adult and child language, a *dl constraint has frequently been used as a shorthand to indicate that coronal stops are dispreferred before laterals (Dinnsen et al. 2001). This dispreference ...
    • Licensing without Case 

      Levin, Theodore Frank (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Abstract Case is a conjectured syntactic property of noun phrases that accounts for aspects of their distribution and form that do not otherwise follow from their PF and LF content (Chomsky 1981, 1986; Chomsky & Lasnik ...
    • Locality in A-movement 

      McGinnis, Martha (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
      In this dissertation, I demonstrate that the feature-based Attract theory of syntactic movement solves several empirical challenges for Relativized Minimality, while incorporating its key insights. Chapter 1 introduces the ...
    • Locality principles in syntax and in parsing 

      Weinberg, Amy S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
    • Locative relations in American Sign Language word formation, syntax and discourse 

      Shepard-Kegl, Judy Anne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985)
    • The Logic of Principia Mathematica 

      Jung, Darryl, 1962- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
    • Logic, semantics, ontology 

      Heck, Richard Gustave (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
    • The logical form of quantification and plurality in natural language by Brendan Stormont Gillon. 

      Gillon, Brendan Stormont (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
    • Logical relations in Chinese and the theory of grammar 

      Huang, Cheng-Teh James (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
    • Love first 

      White, Patrick Quinn. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      How should we respond to the humanity of others? My dissertation argues that the fundamental answer is love, defending and carrying out the beginnings of a love-first approach to ethics. The ideal of love for all (agape) ...
    • Magnetoencephalographic investigations of morphological identity and irregularity 

      Stockall, Linnaea C., 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      This thesis addresses the longstanding debate in the psycholinguistics literature about the correct way to characterize the psychological status of morphological relatedness and irregular allomorphy. The model argued for ...
    • Making "implicit" explicit--toward an account of implicit linguistic knowledge 

      Dwyer, Susan Jane (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
    • Mathematics, time, and confirmation 

      Meyer, Ulrich, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
      This dissertation discusses two issues about abstract objects: their role in scientific theories, and their relation to time. Chapter 1, "Why Apply Mathematics?" argues that scientific theories are not about the mathematics ...
    • Meaning and metatheory 

      Stanley, Jason (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)