For those who are speakers of AAVE or those who are relatively learned in this area, could someone explain to me the context in which one would use "steady" as an aspectual marker, and its difference with "keep on/continue" (beside, of course, certain obvious impossible constructions such as "to steady" compared to "to continue"). I think that I may have an understanding but not fully.
Example (in AAVE):
I see a man over there steady working.
which might be in standard English
I see a man over there, continuing to work.
I see a man over there who keeps on working.
P.S.: By the way, I am an African-American who is not a personal speaker of AAVE, though I live with parents who are and live amongst peers who do speak it. Thus, I do generally understand it and I have been recently studying it.