Datapoint Aboriginal English/Deletion of copula be: before locatives

Variety: Aboriginal English
Feature: Deletion of copula be: before locatives
Value: A - feature is pervasive or obligatory
Informants: Ian Malcolm


Example 3916:
It Ø near demountables
It's near the demountable classrooms'

Source: Eagleson et al. (eds.) 1982: 92

Example 3917:
She Ø home .
She is home'

Source: Anthropological Museum nd: Leonora L15