We are happy to announce a talk by Ur Shlonsky (University of Geneva) in the Syntax Colloquium.

The talks will take place in person. Room IG 4.301

Date: February 05, 2024

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm ct

Title: “Clause-internal focus – movement and locality: Evidence from some African and some non-African languages”


I present several arguments in favor of a clause-internal (“vP-peripheral”) FocusP and provide some examples of movement to its specifier. Focus°, I additionally argue, is selected by a head. I discuss the properties of this additional structure and its role in the syntactic computation.