Lecture: Ur Shlonsky

When and Where

Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
MN 4107
University of Toronto Mississauga


Ur Shlonsky, University of Geneva


Cartography and selection


On the assumption that a head syntactically selects the head of its sister phrase, the following question arises: How is selection satisfied in a left periphery with a rich functional sequence (Rizzi 1997, etc.)? In many languages, left-dislocated topics can precede wh words in indirect questions: “You asked me this book  to whom I should give” (ok in Hebrew, Italian, Spanish and some people’s English). If the Topic sits in Spec/Top how can the interrogative-selecting V ‘ask’ “see” the wh word?

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Arsalan Kahnemuyipour


Syntax of Nominal Linkers and Agreement in Copular Clauses projects


University of Toronto Mississauga