Datapoint Gullah/Predicative noun phrases

The frequency distributions of third person singular variants before noun phrases in the Gullah data reported in Weldon (2003: 182) is 40/55 (73%) with a copula and 15/55 (27%) without a copula.

Values

Variable copula

Example 13-132:
I was a stevedore dere.
I
I
was
cop.pst
a
indf.art
stevedore
stevedore
dere.
there
I was a stevedore there.

Source: Turner [1949] 2002: 286

Example 13-133:
God de onliest lawgiba an jedge.
God
God
de
def.art
onliest
only
lawgiba
lawgiver
an
and
jedge.
judge
God is the only lawgiver and judge. (Jas 4.12)

Source: De Nyew Testament 2005: 795

Example 13-134:
You red devil! You’s a red devil!
You
2sg.sbj
red
red
devil!
devil
You’s
2sg.sbj.cop
a
a
red
red
devil!
devil
You are a red devil! You are a red devil!

Source: Turner [1949] 2002: 260

Confidence:
Certain