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

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

Examples

Example 1308:
Well, they are red an' their head Ø red [laughs] now.

Source: Bailey, Guy and Maynor, Natalie and Cukor-Avila, Patricia 1991: 69