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Dictionary of American Regional English, Volume VI: Contrastive Maps, Index to Entry Labels, Questionnaire, and Fieldwork Data

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This companion volume to the Dictionary of American Regional English vastly enhances readers' use of the five volumes of DARE text. Those who want to investigate the regional synonyms for a rustic, or a submarine sandwich, or that strip of grass between the sidewalk and the street can search through the five volumes and compare the distributional maps. Or, with this volume, they can open to a page with all those maps displayed side by side. Not only is it an extraordinary teaching tool, it is also a browser's delight.

The user who wants to know what words characterize a given state or region is also in luck. The Index to the five volumes not only answers that question but also satisfies the reader's curiosity about words that have come into English from other languages, and words that vary with the speakers' age, sex, race, education, and community type.

And those who simply love to explore the variety and ingenuity of American expression will be seduced by the lists of answers to the DARE fieldwork questions. Dust balls under the bed? Americans have at least 176 names for them. Names for a heavy rainstorm? There are more than 200, including the fanciful frog-strangler, goose-drownder, lightwood-knot floater, and trash-mover. More than 400 questions and all of their answers are included in this treasure trove of American linguistic creativity.

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This companion volume to DARE enhances readers' use of the five volumes of text. It includes all the regional maps, an index to entries, and more than 400 fieldwork questions and the speakers' answers. Like its predecessors, Volume VI is a treasure trove of American linguistic creativity.

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2013 Dartmouth Medal, Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association

About the Author

Joan Houston Hall is Distinguished Scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She joined the DARE staff in 1975, became Associate Editor in 1979, and was named Chief Editor in 2000.

Dictionary of American Regional English

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674066533
Author:
Von Schneidemesser, Luanne
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Author:
Hall, Joan Houston
Author:
Luanne von Schneidemesser
Author:
von Schneidemesser, Luanne
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Directories
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
History-United States - State & Local - General
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series Volume:
Volume VI
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1702 maps
Pages:
1080
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in

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"Synopsis" by , This companion volume to DARE enhances readers' use of the five volumes of text. It includes all the regional maps, an index to entries, and more than 400 fieldwork questions and the speakers' answers. Like its predecessors, Volume VI is a treasure trove of American linguistic creativity.
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