Is this one common?

Cleveland   Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:00 pm GMT
In the movie <<Dreamgirls>> one of main characters Effie told her daughter's teacher that "My daughter don't need a father" shouldn't it have been "doesn't need a father"?
Divvy   Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:04 pm GMT
Dialect, my friend. Alive and well.

Are you a prescriptivist?
Gwest   Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:05 pm GMT
>shouldn't it have been "doesn't need a father"? <

Where? In which neighbourhood?
Skippy   Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:34 am GMT
This is a dialectism. Yes, when speaking Standard American English you would say "doesn't" but they are speaking in (I guess) AAVE. Not sure, never saw it...