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Dictionary of American Regional English Volume VI: Contrastive Maps, Index to Entry Labels, Questionnaire, and Fieldwork Data ed. by Joan Houston Hall and Luanne von Schneidemesser (review)

Dictionary of American Regional English Volume VI: Contrastive Maps, Index to Entry Labels,... Hall, Joan Houston and Luanne von Schneidemesser (eds.). Dictionary of American Regional English Volume VI: Contrastive Maps, Index to Entry Labels, Questionnaire, and Fieldwork Data. Cambridge, MA and London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013. Pp. 1080. $90.00 ISBN 978-0-674-06653-3 anuary 2012 saw the long-awaited release of the fifth and final primary volume of the celebrated Dictionary of American Regional English, and the recently-published Volume VI is an indispensable supplement to the material provided in the previous volumes. This year marks 50 years since Frederic Cassidy was appointed editor and began to formulate the launch of a sweeping linguistic study that would become DARE. Although he missed his completion deadline of 1976 by more than three decades, the abundance of information within the sixth volume vindicates the five-year nationwide interview program by consolidating the material contained in volumes 1-5 and bringing forth additional material gleaned from the program. Indeed, although it may not always be obvious to readers, the sixth volume brings to light the fact that it is the interview program that unites and provides the backbone for the entire series. The fifth volume brought the alphabetical entries to a close with "zydeco" and included http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America Dictionary Society of North America

Dictionary of American Regional English Volume VI: Contrastive Maps, Index to Entry Labels, Questionnaire, and Fieldwork Data ed. by Joan Houston Hall and Luanne von Schneidemesser (review)

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Hall, Joan Houston and Luanne von Schneidemesser (eds.). Dictionary of American Regional English Volume VI: Contrastive Maps, Index to Entry Labels, Questionnaire, and Fieldwork Data. Cambridge, MA and London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013. Pp. 1080. $90.00 ISBN 978-0-674-06653-3 anuary 2012 saw the long-awaited release of the fifth and final primary volume of the celebrated Dictionary of American Regional English, and the recently-published Volume VI is an indispensable supplement to the material provided in the previous volumes. This year marks 50 years since Frederic Cassidy was appointed editor and began to formulate the launch of a sweeping linguistic study that would become DARE. Although he missed his completion deadline of 1976 by more than three decades, the abundance of information within the sixth volume vindicates the five-year nationwide interview program by consolidating the material contained in volumes 1-5 and bringing forth additional material gleaned from the program. Indeed, although it may not always be obvious to readers, the sixth volume brings to light the fact that it is the interview program that unites and provides the backbone for the entire series. The fifth volume brought the alphabetical entries to a close with "zydeco" and included

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Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North AmericaDictionary Society of North America

Published: Jan 6, 2013

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