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This paper aims to give account of the distribution in Guadeloupean Creole of the form of the complementizer . It claims that it has a specific distribution, as it seems to appear in opposition to the zero form. Besides a sociolinguistic component, the presence of is associable with the fact type semantics of the completive event (Dixon 2006), and so do other grammatical functions and markers that are featured in the completive clauses when is present, such as independent TAM markers on the verb and the obligatory featuring of a subject form in case of subject coreference.


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