Posted by: bluesyemre | February 12, 2014

The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE)

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Safari Books Online has announced the successful launch of daredictionary.com, the online digital edition of the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE), which it developed with Harvard University Press (HUP). For the first time, DARE, the authoritative record of American speech, is available online, bringing a dynamic, user-friendly digital experience to its audience, a wide range of scholars, researchers, and aficionados of American regional nuance. Built on Safari Books Online’s innovative publishing platform, daredictionary.com transforms the dictionary’s six print volumes and 50 years of unparalleled linguistic research into an interactive, multimedia tool while giving users access to audio and new content with the following key features:

  • State-of-the-art search of DARE’s 60,000 entries
  • Browsing by region and alphabetically
  • Audio of 5,000 recordings gathered by fieldworkers
  • Maps illustrating regional distribution of words
  • Access to DARE’s 1,600-question survey administered between 1965 and 1970
  • Bibliography of more than 12,000 sources cited, dating back to the 17th century
  • The ability to save searches/entries and share content via e-mail or social media

http://www.daredictionary.com/


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