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    • The A/A-bar distinction and movement theory 

      Mahajan, Anoop Kumar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
    • A/A-bar partition in derivation 

      Tada, Hiroaki (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
    • About sharing 

      Gračanin Yuksek, Martina (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This thesis is about multidominance or sharing in syntax. The term sharing is used in a technical sense, to refer to a situation where a syntactic node has more than one mother. I assume that multidominance is allowed by ...
    • Accent and syllable structure in Passamaquoddy 

      LeSourd, Philip S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989)
    • Access and anticipation 

      Salow, Bernhard, 1988- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Can we always tell, just through reflection, what we should believe? That is the question of access, the central disagreement between epistemic internalists and externalists, and the focus of the dissertation. Chapter 1 ...
    • Acting from character : how virtue and vice explain praise and blame 

      Ali, Arden (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      This dissertation offers a theory of praise and blame: praiseworthy acts manifest virtue and blameworthy acts are incompatible with virtue. Despite its simplicity, proposals like mine have been largely ignored. After all, ...
    • Action-first attitudes 

      Marley-Payne, Jack (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      In this thesis, I present an action-first theory of knowledge and belief. We have a mutual interest in the successful action of our peers, and the significance of belief and knowledge stems from their role in promoting ...
    • Actions and events : a study in ontology and ethics 

      Isaacs, Tracy Lynn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
    • Actualism, singular propositions, and possible worlds : essays in metaphysics of modality 

      Hoffmann, Aviv, 1964- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
      My dissertation consists of three essays in the Metaphysics of Modality: In "A Puzzle about Truth and Singular Propositions," I consider two theses that seem to be true and then an argument for the conclusion that they ...
    • Adjunct extraction and chain configurations 

      Hegarty, Michael Vincent (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
    • Adjunctions and projections in syntax 

      Speas, Margaret Jean (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986)
    • After binding : on the interpretation of pronouns 

      Montalbetti, Mario M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984)
    • Agent and environment 

      Rochford, Damien (Damien Joseph) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      This paper is about how agents learn. There is a picture of learning that is very influential in epistemology; I call it 'the Classical Picture'. As influential as it is, it is a flawed picture of learning, and epistemology ...
    • Agr-based case theory and its interaction with the A-bar system 

      Watanabe, Akira (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
    • Agreement as a fallible operation 

      Preminger, Omer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      In this thesis, I argue that the obligatory nature of agreement in [phi]-features (henceforth, [phi]-agreement) cannot be captured by appealing to "derivational time-bombs"-elements of the initial representation that cannot ...
    • Agreement configuations : grammatical relations in modular grammar 

      Alexander, Matthew John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
    • Agreement restrictions in Mandarin long-distance binding 

      Giblin, lain (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      This thesis investigates the distribution of the Mandarin reflexive ziji. Ziji displays many interesting properties but its long-distance binding distribution has long been of interest to linguists. Ziji displays a blocking ...
    • All things being unequal : locality in movement 

      Doggett, Teal Bissell, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      In this thesis I demonstrate that a simplified theory of locality \ has greater success in accounting for locality in movement than more complicated alternatives that have been suggested. In particular, I argue that closeness ...
    • Analogical generalization in natural language syntax. 

      George, Leland Maurice (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
    • Analysis in mind 

      Botterell, Andrew (Andrew John), 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
      From the time of Descartes to about the 1960s, a certain epistemological idea dominated the philosophy of mind, namely the idea that theses about the relation between mind and body are, if true, a priori truths. Much of ...