The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

Summer defenses

This summer our department celebrated successful defenses by Nick Longenbaugh, Naomi Francis, Erin Olson, and Ömer Demirok, with champagne and baked goods. Our happiest congratulations to this summer’s doctoral dissertators!

Nick LongenbaughOn expletives and the agreement/movement correlation

Naomi FrancisPresuppositions in focus

Erin Olson – Loanwords and the Perceptual Map: A perspective from MaxEnt learning

Paul Crowley – Tense in the modal and temporal domains

Ömer DemirokScope Theory Revisited: Lessons from pied-piping in wh-questions