Dictionary covers regional dialects from A to Z

March 7, 2012 at 1:34 am in Grand Forks Herald

You might want to take a look at the recently completed Dictionary of American Regional English, which explains more than 60,000 regional words and phrases. Known as DARE, the dictionary gives readers a broad history of how the English language is spoken. It traces popular, and not-so-popular, words and phrases to their origins. Then it breaks down how they’ve been used, with maps showing their geographic range. The final volume of the dictionary, which covers S-Z, is being released this month. Continue Reading