Datapoint Tanzanian English/Wider range of uses of progressive be + V-ing than in StE: extension to stative verbs

Variety: Tanzanian English
Feature: Wider range of uses of progressive be + V-ing than in StE: extension to stative verbs
Value: B - feature is neither pervasive nor extremely rare
Informants: Josef Schmied

Examples

Example 3186:
He said his office was lacking equipment in the <-/crakdown> on criminals.

Source: Schmied, Josef nd: ICErep-splash-T

Example 3187:
Tanzania was lacking behind in selling its products in AGOA market

Source: Schmied, Josef nd: ICElocal_news_5

Example 3188:
… more beautiful than when she was a house wife who was depending on her <-_husbands><+_husband's> salary.