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Edition Notes

ContributionsFrederic Gomes Cassidy (Editor), Joan Houston Hall (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages1200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7692371M
ISBN 10067420512X
ISBN 109780674205123

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The Dictionary of Regional English (DARE) is a multi-volume reference work that documents words, phrases, and pronunciations that vary from one place to another across the United is based on face-to-face interviews carried out in all 50 states between and and on a comprehensive collection of written materials (diaries, letters, novels, newspapers, histories, biographies. With this fifth volume of the Dictionary of American Regional English, readers now have the full panoply of American regional vocabulary, from Adam’s housecat to the first four volumes, the fifth is filled with words that reflect our origins, migrations, ethnicities, and neighborhoods. This companion volume to the Dictionary of American Regional English vastly enhances readers' use of the five volumes of DARE text. Those who want to investigate the regional synonyms for a rustic, or a submarine sandwich, or that strip of grass between the sidewalk and the street can search through the five volumes and compare the distributional maps.   Dictionary of American regional English. Publication date Topics English language -- Dialects English Volume II. 6 volumes: 29 cm Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities.

The four volume edition was completed with the help of George Watson and Allen Walker Read. The work was one of the sources for the Dictionary of Americanisms, c. , prepared under the direction of Mitford Mathews. A similar, but unrelated modern work, the Dictionary of American Regional English, has been compiled to show dialect variation.   But there are often significant regional differences, and these are beautifully explicated in the Dictionary of American Regional English, the six-volume study of America’s dialects Author: Jesse Sheidlower. item 5 Dictionary of American Regional English: Volume I: A-C by Frederic G Cassidy - Dictionary of American Regional English: Volume I: A-C by Frederic G Cassidy $ Last one +$ shipping.   Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II Donor friendsofthesanfranciscopubliclibrary.

Dictionary of American Regional English, volume I A-C, volume II D-H, volume III I-O, volume IV P-Sk, volume V Sl-Z. Now available in full online with regular updates via Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. The go-to source for regional and local American language. This is an incredible work of scholarship and lexicography. Another significant contemporary dictionary, 50 years in the making, is the comprehensive Dictionary of American Regional English (5 vol., –). In the early s computer technology made possible the release of dictionaries on floppy disks or CD-ROM, e.g., the electronic edition of The Random House Unabridged Dictionary (). Volume II (D–H) followed in , Volume III (I–O) was published in , and Volume IV appeared in Volume V, which includes the bibliography, was published in , with a supplementary Volume VI (including responses to the DARE questionnaire, a cumulative index to the regional, social, and etymological labels used in DARE, and sets.   catawampus (comparative more catawampus, superlative most catawampus) Diagonally. Utterly. Etymology 2. Perhaps from catamount (“ cougar, puma, lynx ”), influenced by the adjective above. Noun. catawampus (plural catawampuses) A fierce imaginary animal, a bogeyman. Translations.