Dictionary of American Regional English, Volume 1

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Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1985 - History - 903 pages
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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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Long in gestation, having been an original goal of the American Dialect Society in 1889, DARE is the result of 25 years of sustained work by its editor, with support from the NEH, universities ... Read full review

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

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