Datapoint African American English/Subject relative clauses

Values

Zero and gap Frequency: 50.0%

Example 14-124:
There are many mothers don't know where their children are.
There
there
are
are
many
many
mothers
mothers
don't
don't
know
know
where
where
their
their
children
children
are.
are
There are many mothers who don't know where their children are.

Source: Green 2002: 90

Example 14-125:
Aunt M. had a daughter lived off.
Aunt
aunt
M.
m.
had
had
a
a
daughter
daughter
Ø
Ø
__
__
lived
lived
off.
off
Aunt M. had a daughter who lived far away.

Source: Green 2002: 90

Confidence:
Very certain

Relative particle and gap Frequency: 50.0%

Example 14-126:
That's the man that fixed the biycle.
That's
that's
the
the
man
man
that
that
fixed
fixed
the
the
biycle.
bicycle
That's the man that fixed the biycle.

Source: Martin & Wolfram 1988

Confidence:
Very certain