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  • Lewey, Newell (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    Over the decades, Passamaquoddy has been taught in many ways and many forms. Some have tried using object identification and word(s) learning while others have tried teaching writing and reading via a phonetic form of ...
  • Sisovics, Milena (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    This dissertation is an investigation into the semantics of imperatives and imperative-like forms (collectively referred to as jussives) in embedded contexts. The long-held view that imperatives are confined to root (matrix) ...
  • Schultheis, Ginger (Virginia Kathleen) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    Chapter 1, 'Living on the Edge: Against Epistemic Permissivism,' argues that Epistemic Permissivists face a special problem about the relationship between our first- and higher-order attitudes. They claim that rationality ...
  • 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 ...
  • Guha, Ishani (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    In this thesis, studying the numeral indefinites in Bangla, I argue that distributive numerals are not distributivity operators themselves. The distributive numerals introduce a plurality of discourse referents, and they ...
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