Datapoint Gullah/Focusing of the noun phrase

It seems that the focus construction N the one wa ___ often takes the place of cleft-constructions of the 'It is N who ___' type; the latter has been reported in Mufwene (2004: 368). This is an obvious calque on the English focus construction of the type 'John is the one who has your book (not Jack).' In this case the one could be called a dummy NP predicate. This construction would not normally be called a cleft, but it qualifies as one under the definition given for this feature.

Values

Bare cleft (without highlighter) Frequency: 50.0%

Example 13-189:
Moses bring we de Law, bot Jedus Christ de one wa bring we God blessin an mek we know wa true.
Moses
Moses
bring
bring
we
us
de
the
Law,
law
bot
but
Jedus
Jesus
Christ
Christ
de
the
one
one
wa
rel
bring
bring
we
us
God
God
blessin
blessing
an
and
mek
make
we
us
know
know
wa
for
true.
true
Moses brought us the law, but Jesus Christ is the one who brings us God's blessing and makes us know for sure. OR: For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. (Jn 1.17)

Source: De Nyew Testament 2005: 315

Confidence:
Certain

Fronting with particle before focus Frequency: 50.0%

Example 13-190:
Duh Sara we duh talk about.
Duh
hl
Sara
Sara
we
we
duh
ipfv
talk
talk
about.
about
It's Sara we are talking about.

Source: Mufwene 2004: 368