Dictionary of American Regional English: P-Sk
Frederic Gomes Cassidy, Joan Houston Hall
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1040 pages
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.
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Dictionary of American Regional English: Contrastive Maps, Index to Entry Labels, Questionnaire and Fieldwork DataUser Review - Book Verdict
Fans of the long-running project to create the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) have much to cheer and to consider. To cheer: this sixth volume follows its predecessor after only one year, and the work as a whole won this year's Dartmouth Award for outstanding reference source. To consider: a digital version is slated for launch later this year by Harvard University Press, for which beta testers are currently being recruited. This volume is anchored by 1,600 contrastive maps and a regional index. Many, but not all, maps from volumes one through five have been included, and new ones have been produced, including social-contrast maps indicating factors such as age and education level. Examples include six traditional DARE maps for the base word "potluck"; these identify Indiana as using multiple other words, such as "dinner on the grounds." A social-contrast map indicates that older people in Indiana, but not many other states, still use the phrase "barn-raising." Want to learn other words that are likewise special to Indiana? The index section allows searching by state, region, and ethnic background, such as German words. Listings for cities are included with their states—New Orleans appears within Louisiana's list, for example. Naturally, many items are labeled with reference to the preceding volumes. Here the appeal of a digital version becomes clear; instead of obtaining a second printed volume and following the reference, the reader can simply click a mouse. The DARE project already offers some resources online at dare.wisc.edu, including indexing and basic searching, to be used with the printed resource. Together with Harvard UP, the project has established both a Twitter feed and Facebook page. VERDICT This thorough, fascinating work of scholarship is highly recommended for serious language students, with budget-minded customers encouraged to await release of the digital resource.—Marianne Orme, Des Plaines P.L., IL
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