Off-campus UMass Amherst users: To download campus access dissertations, please use the following link to log into our proxy server with your UMass Amherst user name and password.

Non-UMass Amherst users: Please talk to your librarian about requesting this dissertation through interlibrary loan.

Dissertations that have an embargo placed on them will not be available to anyone until the embargo expires.

Author ORCID Identifier


Document Type

Open Access Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Program


Year Degree Awarded


Month Degree Awarded


First Advisor

Rajesh Bhatt and Vincent Homer

Second Advisor

Seth Cable

Third Advisor

Lyn Frazier

Fourth Advisor

Alejandro Perez Carballo

Subject Categories

French Linguistics | Language Description and Documentation | Semantics and Pragmatics | Syntax | Typological Linguistics and Linguistic Diversity


This dissertation studies the distribution of Polar Response Particles (i.e. yes/no particles) in embedded contexts with a focus on European French.