Value Cleft with copula before focus

Language:
Bahamian Creole
Parameter:
Focusing of the noun phrase

Examples

  1. Is all my generation live round here.
    Is
    foc
    all
    all
    my
    1sg.poss
    generation
    generation
    live
    live
    round
    around
    here.
    here
    It’s only people of my generation that live around here.

    See Holm & Shilling 1982: 111

  2. We got 'bout five or six niggers - here - or seven niggers right now, big - people who been in Parliament - [Oh yeah, were involved?] They - uh-huh - [...] drugs, they get rich off 'em. [And they're in government right now?] No, they - it's government pe- used to be in government, it - it - it's not the people what been in the government, but it's they son. It's they son.
    [...]
    [...]
    it-'s
    3sg.n.sbj-cop
    not
    neg
    the
    art
    people
    people
    what
    rel
    been
    cop
    in
    loc
    the
    art
    government,
    government
    but
    but
    it's
    3sg.n.sbj
    they
    cop
    son.
    rel
    It-'s
    3sg.n.sbj-cop
    they
    3pl.poss
    son.
    son
    [...] It’s not government people but their sons [who were involved in a drug scandal].