Jesse Williams' Speech (BET Awards 2016)Play video
Popular speech upon receiving the BET Humanitarian award. Example of black preacher style by biracial speaker.
Ghostbuster 2016-Subway ScenePlay video
This is a clip from the movie Ghostbusters, with actresses Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig, and Kate McKinnon. Leslie Jones, an AAE speaker, uses the monophthong version of /ai/ in this clip.
The story of Harriet Tubman, as drunkenly told by a speaker of AAE.
Sociolinguist Anne H. Charity Hudley discusses the linguistic legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou. Although Angelou spoke out against the legitimacy of African American English during the Ebonics Controversy in the late 1990s, Charity Hudley points out her use of many features of AAE, from morphosyntax to discourse. [Published on 05-29-2014]
A contestant on Wheel of Fortune in 2012 solved a puzzle with "Seven swans a swimmin'," and lost the prize money after judges on the show rejected her alveolar pronunciation.
Story of English: Appalachian EnglishPlay video
Segment from the 1986 documentary "The Story of English" on Appalachian English.