Monday, February 06, 2012
Next month, the final volume of the Dictionary of American Regional English will be released. A project initially undertaken in the 1950s by linguist Federic Cassidy, the goal was to record all the words and phrases that are unique to specific parts of the U.S. Listeners responded with their favorite regionalisms.
Thursday, February 02, 2012
If you've got a copy of the Dictionary of Regional English, you know that "hotdish" is a casserole-style meal popular throughout Minnesota. A "quahog" is common word for "clam" in New England. And "Euchre" is a card game beloved by Midwesterners of all stripes. Next month the final volume of the Dictionary of American Regional English, or DARE, will be released by the Harvard University Press.
Monday, June 27, 2011
By Tracey Samuelson : WHYY
Dialect coach Susan Cameron said she can't ride the bus or subway without tuning in to all the conversations around her because she's fascinated by the small quirks of pronunciation that give away a person's background.
Monday, January 11, 2010
By Derek John
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is in political hot water this week for past remarks he made about President Obama's race. According to the new book Game Change, Reid encouraged Obama's run for the White House, in part, because he was “light-skinned” and had “no Negro dialect, ...