Dictionary of American Regional English: Introduction and A-C
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Jan 1, 1985 - Americanisms - 1056 pages
This series captures 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, DARE preserves the language with all its idioms and peculiarities.
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I love these books but wish there was a single volume available as electronic copy for searching. Perhaps there is?
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