Datapoint Aboriginal English/Subject pronoun drop: dummy pronouns

Variety: Aboriginal English
Feature: Subject pronoun drop: dummy pronouns
Value: B - feature is neither pervasive nor extremely rare
Informants: Ian Malcolm


Example 3839:
[Was it a big one or a little one?] Ø Big one.

Source: Malcolm et al. 1999: 58

Example 3840:
Ø All along the book
It is all in the book'

Source: Koch 1991: 95

Example 3841:
Ø Three pies there, eh?
Are there three pies?'

Source: Butcher 2008: 632