I wonder whether I can find a work of literature in AAE somewhere? I mean not citations of conversations or songs etc, but a full-fledged story or novel or technical text.
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Similar to how there are no online indicies for literary works written in cockney, 'appalachian' dialect, or even the Southern USA dialect, probably none exist for African American Vernacular English.
I welcome answers to this question that show otherwise.
Generally, dialect speakers understand the written form of the language they speak - as such, they read and write in the language to the best of their education.
Printed forms of a speech dialect will most likely occur in character works. These work will construct the written words as close as possible to the person's rendering of the dialect.
For online repositories that contain this info, look to the academic research databases that publish linguistic and anthropological articles on the topic of AAVE, which would include interviews and character studies with dialect speakers.
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