My response to them was that this sentence in African American Vernacular English (AAVF) revealed much more about this teacher's relationship with her student than would the statement "I have known her for ten years." The sentence on that page meant that the teacher had seen this student grow from a child into a young lady, had possibly dried her tears, had celebrated her successes in school, had spoken with her about her aspirations.
Instead, they provide annotations in which the editors clarify certain words that have special meanings in African American Vernacular English, especially as those meanings change over time (Gates and McKay xl).
Using three distinct dialects he learned while growing up in Los Angeles African American Vernacular English, Chicano, English and Standard American English he placed calls in response to ads for apartments in five Northern California neighborhoods.
Kim, and Dorothy Graber); (10) "The Color Line: African American Vernacular English and Computerized Grammar Checkers" (Janet Bean); (11) "Diversity: An Assignment for Basic Writing Students" (Marcia Ribble); (12) "Using Assessment Techniques in a Racially and Ethnically Diverse Classroom" (Jennifer Rene Young); and (13) "In Our Own Voices: Liberating Race from the Margins" (Judy Massey Dozier).
Completing an accurate phonetic transcription of a speaker of African American Vernacular English (AAVE) requires knowledge of the range of phonological features possible and the inherently variable nature of their actual use.