Datapoint Singlish/Generic noun phrases in subject function

Values

Bare plural noun phrase in languages with definite article Frequency: 31.2%

Example 21-39:
Saturday and Sunday afternoons are not crap [...].
Saturday
Saturday
and
and
Sunday
Sunday
afternoons
afternoon.pl
are
are
not
neg
crap
crap
[...].
[...]
Saturday and Sunday afternoons are not lousy [...].

Source: Fong 2004: 82

Confidence:
Very certain

Bare singular noun phrase in languages with definite article Frequency: 31.2%

Example 21-13:
Singapore flat very expensive a21?
Singapore
Singapore
flat
apartments
very
very
expensive
expensive
a21?
pcl
Are Singapore's apartments very expensive? [requiring response]
Example 21-40:
Private is much cheaper than all this centre centre thing.
Private
private.(tuition)
is
be.sg
much
much
cheap-er
cheap-compar
than
than
all
all
this
dem
centre
centre
centre
centre
thing.
thing
Private tuition is much cheaper than all these tuition centres.

Source: Wee & Ansaldo 2004: 62

Confidence:
Very certain

Singular noun phrase with definite article Frequency: 18.8%

Example 21-42:
once the weed is grown in
once
once
the
det
weed
weed
is
be.sg
grown
grown
in
in
once weeds have grown

Source: Fong 2004: 86

Confidence:
Very certain

Plural noun phrase with definite article Frequency: 18.8%

Example 21-41:
The roots cannot be taken.
The
det
root-s
root-pl
can-not
can-neg
be
be
taken.
taken
The roots cannot be taken.

Source: Fong 2004: 86

Confidence:
Very certain