173 Variant forms of dummy subject there in existential clauses

A - feature is pervasive or obligatory14
B - feature is neither pervasive nor extremely rare15
C - feature exists, but is extremely rare8
D - attested absence of feature29
X - feature is not applicable (given the structural make-up of the variety/P/C)4
? - no information on feature is available6

Feature area:
Typical example:
They is something bad wrong with her; Itʼs a new person here ‘Thereʼs a new person here’; Ø ga li aystaz we grow pan dem [lit.: got little oysters REL grow on them] ‘There are small oysters growing (on the mangrove trees)’
Example source:
AppE (Montgomery 2008: 278); SEAmE (Wolfram 2008a: 484); BelC (Escure 2008: 758)
Variety World Region Type Value
Id Primary text Variety Variety Type