Datapoint Earlier African American Vernacular English/Deletion of copula be: before AdjPs
Earlier African American Vernacular English
Deletion of copula be: before AdjPs
B - feature is neither pervasive nor extremely rare
Well, they are red an' their head Ø red [laughs] now.
Bailey, Guy and Maynor, Natalie and Cukor-Avila, Patricia 1991