Datapoint Nicaraguan Creole English/Predicative noun phrases and predicative locative phrases

The overlap is constituted by the use of English-derived copulas.

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Overlap

Example 11-239:
Blof iz wan niebahud fram Bluufiilz.
Blof
Bluff
iz
cop.prs
wan
art.indf
nieba-hud
neighbour-hood
fram
from
Bluufiilz.
Bluefields
The Bluff is a neighbourhood of Bluefields.

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Example 11-240:
Shi iin di Steets nou.
Shi
3sg.f
iin
in
di
art.def
Steets
States
nou.
now
She is in the States now.

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Example 11-241:
An den wan hat man weer deer iin di komyuniti [...].
An
and
den
then
wan
art.indf
hat
hot
man
man
weer
cop.pst
deer
dem.loc
iin
in
di
art.def
komyuniti
community
[...].
[...]
And then there was a hot young man in the community [...].

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Example 11-242:
Di ada wan deh mi grani pet.
Di
art.def
ada
other
wan
one
de
cop.loc
mi
1sg.poss
grani
granny
pet.
pet
The other one [in the yard] was my granny's pet.
Example 11-243:
Mary da wan tiicha.
Mary
Mary
da
foc
wan
art.indf
tiicha.
teacher
Mary is a teacher.
Confidence:
Very certain