Dictionary of American Regional English, Volume I: Introduction and A-C
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Dictionary of American Regional English, Volume I: Introduction and A-C

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This series capture the language spoken on America's main streets and country roads, words and phrases passed along within homes and communities, from east to west, north to south, childhood to old age. Built upon an unprecedented survey of spoken English across America and bolstered by extensive historical research, this series preserves the language with all its idioms a...more
Hardcover, 903 pages
Published January 1st 1985 by Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
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Brooke
Jun 17, 2009 Brooke marked it as to-read
Heard about this on NPR this weekend, it talks about the different terms people use in various parts of the country that are specific to that region. ie: Roachkiller in NJ are pointy toed shoes. Sounded like an interesting read.
T.C.
I love these books but wish there was a single volume available as electronic copy for searching. Perhaps there is?
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