Datapoint Earlier African American Vernacular English/Deletion of copula be: before NPs

Variety: Earlier African American Vernacular English
Feature: Deletion of copula be: before NPs
Value: B - feature is neither pervasive nor extremely rare
Informants: Alexander Kautzsch

Examples

Example 1307:
Dis devil's-shoestring Ø de main root dat's roun'.

Source: Hyatt, Harry M. 1970-1978: 3228