Datapoint Earlier African American Vernacular English/Wider range of uses of progressive be + V-ing than in StE: extension to stative verbs

Variety: Earlier African American Vernacular English
Feature: Wider range of uses of progressive be + V-ing than in StE: extension to stative verbs
Value: B - feature is neither pervasive nor extremely rare
Informants: Alexander Kautzsch

Examples

Example 1260:
an' she'll make out dat she's wantin' it real bad, yo' know, to use

Source: Hyatt, Harry M. 1970-1978: 1832