Datapoint Bislama/Expression of pronominal subjects

Meyerhoff (2000b) is a detailed discussion of the distribution of null and pronominal subjects. All subjects may be expressed overtly or may be omitted. 1st and 2nd person subjects favour overt realization of pronoun subject. 3rd subjects favour null. Oli and i (glossed as agreement in this dataset) partially identify the person and number of subjects. They are conventionally written as separate words, but are clearly preverbal clitics (no intervening adverbs possible, for instance).

Values

Mixed behaviour of pronominal subjects

Example 23-105:
oli karem wan trak blong olgeta finis
oli
agr
karem
take
wan
indf
trak
truck
blong
poss
olgeta
3pl
finis
compl
They've already got a truck for themselves.

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Confidence:
Certain