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    • Modest epistemology 

      Dorst, Kevin(Kevin Matthew) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      Thinking properly is hard. Sometimes I mess it up. I definitely messed it up yesterday. I'll likely mess it up tomorrow. Maybe I'm messing it up right now. I'm guessing you're like me. If so, then we're both modest: we're ...
    • Scope theory revisited : lessons from pied-piping in wh-questions 

      Demirok, Ömer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      It is widely assumed that both the movement-based theory of scope and the scope-based theory of intensionality fall short in the face of empirical challenges like 'exceptional' scope out of extraction islands and the ...
    • Presuppositions in focus 

      Francis, Naomi Clair. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      This dissertation explores how presuppositions and focus interact. It takes as its starting point a puzzle about expressions like even and its cross linguistic kin in declarative sentences that deny presuppositions: these ...