Datapoint Guadeloupean Creole/'Give' serial verb constructions

We can notice in contemporary usage that the speakers often replace ba with the preposition pou (from French pour):
I matjé an let pou Joj.

A hint on the ongoing reinterpretation of ba as a preposition consists in the possibility of focusing it together with the noun/beneficiary: Ba Ijenn Ijénie ka pòté mango; this focalization is excluded by serial verb constructions.

Values

‘Give’ in second position, recipient only

Example 50-161:
I maké on lèt ba Jòj.
I
3sg
maké
write
on
indf
lèt
letter
ba
give
Jòj.
George
He/She wrote a letter to George.

Source: Bernabé 1983, vol. 3

Example 50-162:
Ijénie ka pòté mango ba Ijenn.
Ijénie
Eugénie
ka
prog
pòté
bring
mango
mango
ba
to
Ijenn.
Eugène
Eugénie is bringing the mangos to Eugène.
French: Eugénie apporte des mangues à Eugène.

Source: Ludwig 1996: 282ff.

Confidence:
Certain