Verb syncopation and predicate raising in Mauritian Creole

@inproceedings{SEUREN1990VerbSA,
  title={Verb syncopation and predicate raising in Mauritian Creole},
  author={PIETER A. M. SEUREN},
  year={1990}
}
  • PIETER A. M. SEUREN
Mauritian Creole (MC) has a morphophonemic rule of verb syncopation (VS), whereby the full form of certain verbs is shortened by the dropping of the final vowel or otherwise. The application conditions for this rule have so far not been established unequivocally. This paper provides an analysis which allows for one simple condition on the application of VS: VS applies whenever the verb in question (provided it belongs to the class ofsyncopators) is followed by further material of its own VP… CONTINUE READING

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