225 Sentence-initial focus marker

A - feature is pervasive or obligatory14
B - feature is neither pervasive nor extremely rare4
C - feature exists, but is extremely rare6
D - attested absence of feature39
X - feature is not applicable (given the structural make-up of the variety/P/C)11
? - no information on feature is available2

Feature area:
Discourse organization and word order
Typical example:
A wan piki pikin boi e moksi smenti drape ‘It’s a little boy that mixes cement there’; Na mí was di kalbas ‘Me, I’m the one that washed the calabash’
Example source:
Sranan (Winford/Migge 2008: 705); Krio, (Yillah/Corcoran 2007:188)
Variety World Region Type Value
Id Primary text Variety Variety Type