Datapoint Bislama/Order of recipient and theme in ditransitive constructions

Values

Subject – verb – theme – recipient Frequency: 75.0%

Example 23-103:
i givim kosin fi long mi
i
agr
givim
give
kosin
caution
fi
fee
long
all
mi
1sg
She gave me my security deposit.

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Confidence:
Very certain

Subject – verb – recipient – theme Frequency: 25.0%

Example 23-102:
hem i givim mi ol ting olsem mane wetem wan pis kaliko
hem
3sg
i
agr
givim
give
mi
1sg
ol
pl
ting
thing
olsem
like
mane
money
wetem
with
wan
indf
pis
piece
kaliko
cloth
He gave me things, like money and a piece of cloth.

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Confidence:
Very certain