ERIC Number: ED060006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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DARE Project at the End of 1970. Dictionary of American Regional English. Final Report.
Cassidy, F. G.
Progress made in the DARE Project, begun in 1965 with the purpose of producing a "Dictionary of American Regional English," is described. Phase 1, the collection of necessary materials, has been completed. Ten Spoken Sources of this material and 12 Written Sources are listed and annotated. It is estimated that the grand total of items in the file will be more than 2,500,000, and the number of entries in the Dictionary should be over 100,000. Phase 2, editing and producing "DARE," is scheduled for completion in 1976. When completed, DARE is expected to have two distinct parts: (1) a conventional alphabetical word-list; and (2) a summary of the data from 1,000 questionnaires completed by communities in 50 states. A short list is provided of words that do not appear in existing dictionaries which DARE will treat. A sample of what the data summary will list is provided. (DB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Authoring Institution: American Dialect Society.