Datapoint Earlier African American Vernacular English/Non-finite clause complements with bare root form rather than -ing form
Earlier African American Vernacular English
Non-finite clause complements with bare root form rather than -ing form
C - feature exists, but is extremely rare
She wasn't hurting no ol' mistress, she was jus', when mistress started whoop her, she sat her down.
Bailey et al. (eds.) 1991