Verb form alternations in Mauritian

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https://doi.org/10.21248/hpsg.2008.22

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This paper presents a constraint-based account of verb form alternations (Short and Long Forms) in Mauritian which, basically, is syntactically driven: Short Forms appear with Canonical complements while Long Forms are expected with no realized complements. However, in specific contexts, Long Forms are unexpectedly authorized in declaratives with canonical complements and expresses Verum Focus.

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2008-10-06

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Henri, Fabiola & Abeillé, Anne. 2008. Verb form alternations in Mauritian. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 378–398. (doi:10.21248/hpsg.2008.22) (https://proceedings.hpsg.xyz/article/view/707) (Accessed June 19, 2024.)