The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) is the enhanced version of the six volume set published by Harvard University Press (1985-2013)
The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) is the online version of the six volume set published by the Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1985-2013). Its contents are based on interviews carried out in all 50 states from 1965-1970 and on a comprehensive collection of written materials (diaries, letters, novels, histories, biographies, newspapers, government documents, etc.) that cover our history from the colonial period to the present. The approximately 2.3 million entries in the DARE include regional pronunciations, variant forms, some etymologies, and regional and social distributions of the words and phrases. In addition, selected maps show where words were found in the 1,002 communities investigated during the fieldwork.
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