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Every page in this new volume of the Dictionary of American Regional English makes it wonderfully clear that regional expressions still flourish throughout the United States.

Depending on where you live, your conversation may include such beguiling terms as paddybass (North Carolina), pinkwink (Cape Cod), or scallyhoot (West); if you're invited to a potluck dinner, in Indiana you're likely to call it a pitch-in, while in northern Illinois it's a scramble; if your youngsters play hopscotch, they may call it potsy in Manhattan, but sky blue in Chicago.

Like the popular first three volumes of DARE, the fourth is a treasure-trove of linguistic gems, a book that invites exclamation, delight, and wonder. More than six hundred maps pinpoint where you might live if your favorite card games are sheepshead and skat; if you eat pan dulce rather than pain perdu; if you drive down a red dog road or make a purchase at a racket store; or if you look out your window and see a parka squirrel or a quill pig.

The language of our everyday lives is captured in DARE, along with expressions our grandparents used but our children will never know. Based on thousands of interviews across the country, the Dictionary of American Regional English presents our language in its infinite variety. Word lovers will delight in the wit and wisdom found in the quotations that illustrate each entry, and will prize the richness and diversity of our spoken and written culture.

Synopsis:

Like the popular first three volumes of DARE, the fourth is a treasure-trove of linguistic gems, a book that invites exclamation, delight, and wonder. More than six hundred maps pinpoint where you might live if your favorite card games are sheepshead and skat; if you eat pan dulce rather than pain perdu. The language of our everyday lives is captured in DARE, along with expressions our grandparents used but our children will never know.

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

Synopsis:

Based on thousands of interviews across the country, the "Dictionary of American Regional English" presents our language in its infinite variety. Word lovers will delight in the wit and wisdom found in the quotations that illustrate each entry, and will prize the richness and diversity of our spoken and written culture.

About the Author

Joan Houston Hallis Senior Scientist at the <>University of Wisconsin, Madison. She joined the DAREstaff in 1975, became Associate Editor in 1979, and was named Chief Editor in 2000.

Table of Contents

DARE Staff, Volume IV

Preface

Acknowledgments

The Anatomy of a DARE Entry

The DARE Map

Pronunciation Guide

List of Abbreviations

Dictionary of American Regional English, P-Sk

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674008847
Editor:
Hall, Joan Houston
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Editor:
Hall, Joan Houston
Author:
Hall, Joan Houston
Location:
Cambridge, Mass
Subject:
General
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Americanisms
Subject:
Dictionaries - General
Subject:
English language -- Dialects -- United States.
Subject:
Reference-Words Phrases and Language
Subject:
Reference - Dictionaries
Subject:
History-United States - State & Local - General
Copyright:
Series:
Dictionary of American Regional English
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
December 2002
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
607 maps
Pages:
1040
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in 83 oz

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Product details 1040 pages Belknap Press - English 9780674008847 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Like the popular first three volumes of DARE, the fourth is a treasure-trove of linguistic gems, a book that invites exclamation, delight, and wonder. More than six hundred maps pinpoint where you might live if your favorite card games are sheepshead and skat; if you eat pan dulce rather than pain perdu. The language of our everyday lives is captured in DARE, along with expressions our grandparents used but our children will never know.
"Synopsis" by , 2013 Dartmouth Medal, Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association
"Synopsis" by , Based on thousands of interviews across the country, the "Dictionary of American Regional English" presents our language in its infinite variety. Word lovers will delight in the wit and wisdom found in the quotations that illustrate each entry, and will prize the richness and diversity of our spoken and written culture.
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