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Linguistics and Philosophy - Ph.D. / Sc.D.

 

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  • 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 ...
  • Urk, Coppe van (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This dissertation argues that all instances of phrasal movement are the result of Agree and Merge (Chomsky 1995, 2001), and, in addition to this, that the existence of different types of movement derives solely from variation ...
  • Schumacher, Melissa Renée (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This work addresses questions about causation and evidence: How can we learn what causes what? Can we get evidence for objects that don't cause anything? And what is the evidential relationship between events in a causal ...
  • 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 ...
  • Kern, Gretchen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This dissertation broadens our understanding of a typology of poetic rhyme through the analysis of three rhyming traditions that show unconventional patterns in the contents, position, and size of rhyme domains. The rhyme ...
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