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Publisher Comments:

1986 David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in the Teaching of English, National Council of Teachers of English

Synopsis:

This series captures the language spoken on America's main streets and country roads, words and phrases passed along within homes and communities, from east to west, north to south, childhood to old age. Built upon an unprecedented survey of spoken English across America and bolstered by extensive historical research, DARE preserves the language with all its idioms and peculiarities.

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

Synopsis:

1985 Best Humanities Book Award, Professional and Scholarly Division, Association of American Publishers

About the Author

Frederic G. Cassidy was Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • The DARE Map and Regional Labels
  • Language Changes Especially Common in American Folk Speech
  • Guide to Pronunciation
  • Text of Questionnaire
  • List of Informants
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Dictionary of American Regional English, A–C

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674205116
Editor:
Cassidy, Frederic G.
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Editor:
Cassidy, Frederic G.
Author:
Cassidy, Frederic G.
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
English language
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Speech
Subject:
Dictionaries - Idioms & Slang
Subject:
Americanisms
Subject:
Dialects
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
English language -- Dialects -- United States.
Subject:
Reference-Slang and Idioms
Subject:
Reference - Dictionaries
Subject:
History-United States - State & Local - General
Copyright:
Series:
Dictionary of American Regional English
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
February 1986
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
540 maps
Pages:
1064
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in 86 oz

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Product details 1064 pages Belknap Press - English 9780674205116 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This series captures the language spoken on America's main streets and country roads, words and phrases passed along within homes and communities, from east to west, north to south, childhood to old age. Built upon an unprecedented survey of spoken English across America and bolstered by extensive historical research, DARE preserves the language with all its idioms and peculiarities.
"Synopsis" by , 2013 Dartmouth Medal, Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association
"Synopsis" by , 1985 Best Humanities Book Award, Professional and Scholarly Division, Association of American Publishers
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