American Earlier Black English: Morphological and Syntactic Variables

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Table 1: Verb inflection, first person singular66
Table 2: Verb inflection, second person singular67
Table 3: Verb inflection, third person singular68
Table 4: Verb inflection, third person plural69
Table 5: Proportion of verb forms with the -s suffix in all grammatical persons70
Table 6: Verb inflection, summary of variable constraints70
Table 7: Proportion of verb forms with the -s suffix in all grammatical persons, sound recordings71
Table 8: Proportion of uninflected verb forms in the third person singular, as determined in a few studies of Black English74
Table 9: Marking of the past tense81
Table 10: The influence of the phonological environment upon the formation of the past tense with regular verbs84
Table 11: Proportion of verbs in past contexts ending in -s, out of all verbs not marked as past tense, in the various grammatical persons85
Table 12: Verb forms in the past tense, sound recordings85
Table 13: Influence of the phonological environment upon the past tense morpheme -ed: Proportion of deleted forms in some studies89
Table 14: Regional distribution of perfective structures: Number of informants per state who use a particular construction141
Table 15: The influence of two variable constraints (a preceding numeral and the following phonetic environment) upon the deletion of the plural -s: Proportion of nouns ending in -s (relative and absolute values) out of the total number of nouns in the respective environment151

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