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Frontable and Unfrontable Focus

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posted on 11.08.2020 by Vieri Samek-Lodovici
This 24min-long, cum-audio, presentation addresses the remarkable alternation involving frontable and unfrontable contrastive foci first examined in Bianchi (2013).
The talk argues for focalization in-situ as a default, claiming that a left-peripheral FocusP anaysis is unable to account for the alternation. It also provides arguments in favour of Samek-Lodovici's (2015) analysis of focus fronting as well as a discussion of Bianchi et al's (2015) characterization of the properties of non-corrective, merely contrastive, foci.

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