Datapoint Earlier African American Vernacular English/Variant forms of dummy subject there in existential clauses
Earlier African American Vernacular English
Variant forms of dummy subject there in existential clauses
B - feature is neither pervasive nor extremely rare
Dey's some writin' on his grave-stone dey say tell how come he got killed.
Rawick, George P. 1977/1979
Lissen it's no time fo' doin' evil fo' evil or eye fo' a eye.
Hyatt, Harry M. 1970-1978