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date: 22 November 2019

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This article examines the relation between word order and morphology, and evaluates the implications of Creolization for comparative-historical linguistics. It provides a brief critique of certain foundational assumptions in Creole studies and presents a theoretically grounded overview of a selected subset of verb-phrase-related properties in Haitian Creole. The article considers the consequences of the theoretical Creole exceptionalism and compares the Haitian Creole data with germane data from a couple of other Romance-lexifier Creoles.

Keywords: word order, morphology, Creolization, comparative-historical linguistics, Creole studies, Haitian Creole, Creole exceptionalism

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