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    • Object scrambling in Chinese 

      Soh, Hooi Ling, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
      This thesis examines the role of prosody and semantics in word order variations in Chinese. In particular, I address the controversial issue of whether overt object scrambling is available in Chinese. I argue that overt ...
    • On deriving the lexicon 

      Sproat, Richard William (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985)
    • On economizing the theory of A-bar dependencies 

      Tsai, Wei-Tien (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
    • On expletives and the agreement-movement correlation 

      Longenbaugh, Nicholas. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      This dissertation addresses two main topics: the correlation between agreement and movement, and the formal and distributional status of expletive elements cross-linguistically. Concerning the first topic, my proposal is ...
    • On numbers 

      Wetzel, Linda Elizabeth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
    • On reduced relatives with genitive subjects 

      Krause, Cornelia (Cornelia Ann), 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
      What is the place of relatives with genitive subjects in a typology of relative clauses? Are they full or reduced, headed or free relatives? Can they appear pre- and postnominally? Can they be head-internal relatives? Are ...
    • On some issues concerning symbols and the study of cognition 

      Lebed, Jay Aaron (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
    • On some phonologically-null elements in syntax 

      Jaeggli, Osvaldo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
    • On the content of empty categories 

      Bouchard, Denis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
    • On the grammar of optative constructions 

      Grosz, Patrick Georg (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      The primary aim of this dissertation is to present an analysis for so-called optative constructions, clauses that express a wish, hope or desire without containing a lexical item that means 'wish', 'hope' or 'desire'. A ...
    • On the interaction of morphology and syntax 

      Farmer, Ann Kathleen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
    • On the interpretation of concealed questions 

      Nathan, Lance Edward (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      Determiner phrases have the ability to act as "concealed questions" (CQs), embedded questions in sentences like John knows the time (i.e., John knows what time it is). The fact that know and wonder differ in their ability ...
    • On the making and meaning of chains 

      Sauerland, Ulrich, 1969- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
      This thesis investigates the mechanisms applying in the interpretation of syntactic chains. The theoretical background includes a translation of syntactic forms into semantic forms and a model theoretic explication of the ...
    • On the metaphysics of belief 

      Spencer, Cara (Cara J.), 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
      There is a traditional picture of belief, according to which someone's having a belief is that person's standing in a certain relation to an abstract object, a proposition. My dissertation examines the metaphysical demands ...
    • On the metaphysics of numbers 

      Page, James Hampton (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
    • On the nature of grammatical relations 

      Marantz, Alec (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981)
    • On the nature of tone 

      Bao, Zhiming (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
    • On the organization of the lexicon. 

      Lieber, Rochelle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
    • On the relationship of the lexicon to syntax 

      Zubizarreta, Maria Luisa (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
    • On the semantics of phi features on pronouns 

      Sudo, Yasutada, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      This thesis investigates three topics relating to the semantics of phi features on pronouns. Part I focuses on gender features on pronouns. Following previous studies (Cooper 1983, Heim & Kratzer 1998), I claim that they ...