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Dictionary covers regional dialects from A to Z

March 7, 2012 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

A gift of dictionaries

November 19, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

The third-graders at Trinity Elementary West looked up the word “bear” in their new dictionaries.
They learned the word had multiple meanings, in addition to the common definition of a woodland animal.
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