Preservation and Access: Preservation/Access Projects

Period of Performance

7/1/2003 - 6/30/2005

Funding Totals (outright + matching)

$700,000.00 (approved)
$700,000.00 (awarded)

Dictionary of American Regional English [DARE]

FAIN: PA-50186-03

University of Wisconsin System (Madison, WI 53715-1218)
Joan H. Hall (Project Director: July 2002 to August 2005)

The compilation of volume V of the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE), which documents geographical differences in the vocabulary, pronunciation, and morphology of American English.

Media Coverage

You don't say: A DARE-ing dictionary of words you may never use (Review)
Author(s): William J. Cromie
Publication: Harvard University Gazette
Date: 8/21/2003
Abstract: A Review of vol. 4, along with a description and brief history of the project.

Publication: 2004 Farmers' Almanac
Date: 1/1/2003

Dictionary of American English. Vol. 4, P-Sk. (Review)
Author(s): Richard W. Bailey
Publication: Journal of English Linguistics
Date: 12/1/2003

Complete, consistent, and deliberate lexicography (Review)
Author(s): Lee Pederson
Publication: American Speech
Date: 12/1/2003
Abstract: Reviews vol. 4, P-Sk.

Life among the lexicographers (Review)
Author(s): Joseph M. Romero
Publication: Humanities
Date: 3/1/2004

The Writer's Art (Review)
Author(s): James J. Kilpatrick
Publication: [author's syndicated column]
Date: 5/16/2004

Dropped egg? You must be from somewhere else (Media Coverage)
Author(s): O'Briant, Don
Publication: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Date: 9/23/2004

Dictionary of American Regional English editor examines regionally unique words, phrases (Media Coverage)
Author(s): McClain, Will
Publication: Daily Cardinal
Date: 3/17/2005

What did you say? When you stray from Midwest, language changes with landscape (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Kirschenmann, Jay
Publication: Sioux Falls Argus Leader (SD)
Date: 3/28/2005

Upper midwestern English: Rich, distinct, and getting more so all the time (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Salmons, Joe
Publication: Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures Friends Newsletter
Date: 3/1/2005

Buddy the Squirrel is on the Fritz (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Brubaker, Jack
Publication: Lancaster Online
Date: 4/29/2005

Language that gives life spice (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Jacquelyn Mitchard
Publication: Capital Times
Date: 11/20/2003

Dictionary of American Regional English, vol. IV (Review)
Author(s): Terry K. Pratt
Publication: Canadian Journal of Linguistics
Date: 3/1/2004

In the South, a 'coke' could be a Pepsi (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Leith, Scott
Publication: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Date: 1/27/2001

Local misnomer the fruit of culinary history (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Martin, Chuck
Publication: Enquirer (Cincinnati OH)
Date: 2/27/2005

DARE editor to discuss new regional English, dictionary uses (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Wolff, Barbara
Publication: Wisconsin Week
Date: 3/2/2005

You say soda, I say pop: a look at our dialects (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Block, Dustin
Publication: Journal-Times (Racine WI)
Date: 3/12/2005

Associated Products

The South in DARE Revisited (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: The South in DARE Revisited
Author: von Schneidemesser, Luanne
Author: Hall, Joan Houston
Abstract: The authors reexamine DARE entries from vol. 1 labeled as having concentrations in the South. Using various digital libraries, they attempt to antedate DARE's earliest citations. Using other web resources, they also try to determine current distribution of those terms.
Date: 04/16/2004
Conference Name: Language Variety in the South, III: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Tuscaloosa, AL

The Dictionary of American Regional English (Book Section)
Title: The Dictionary of American Regional English
Author: Hall, Joan Houston
Editor: Rickford, John
Editor: Finegan, Edward
Abstract: The chapter in Language in the USA provides an introduction to DARE by its chief editor.
Year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Book Title: Language in the U.S.A.: Themes for the 21st Century
ISBN: 9780521771757