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Les formes tronquées en capverdien santiagais

Abstract : In Santiaguense Capeverdean Creole, there are seventeen recurrent words, belonging to several grammatical categories, which occur synchronically in two forms, a full one and a (so called) truncated one, the latter lacking the final, unstressed syllable of the former. This article is a first attempt at studying these truncated forms in Santiaguense. In section one, the truncated forms are compared and contrasted with other cases of word shortening or of optional alternation of lexical units sharing the same etymon. Section two deals with the use of the truncated forms with respect to both the grammatical category to which they belong and to the sociolinguistical profile of their users. The conclusion stresses the importance of the study of these forms for a more complete understanding of the evolutionary trends and potentialities of Santiaguense Portuguese Creole.
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Nicolas Quint. Les formes tronquées en capverdien santiagais. Revue roumaine de linguistique, Bucureşti : Ed. Academiei Române, 1990-, 2010, LIV (Nº3-4), pp.253-277. ⟨halshs-00584039⟩



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