About Digital DARE

The five volumes of DARE

The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE)—representing the full panoply of American regional vocabulary, from Adam’s housecat to Zydeco—has long been consulted by a wide range of scholars and lovers of language and regional nuance. The digital version, available now at daredictionary.com, transforms the dictionary into an interactive, multimedia tool that will greatly benefit both scholarly inquiry and general intellectual curiosity.

Key Features

  • State-of-the-art search
  • Browsing by region as well as alphabetically
  • Audio of original DARE field recordings
  • Maps illustrating regional distribution
  • Saved searches and entries for easy reference
  • Insights into the DARE survey
  • Bibliography of over 12,000 sources cited in the dictionary

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The Books

Harvard University Press is happy to offer new dust jackets to longtime DARE devotees who would like their older volumes to match the updated look of Volumes V and VI. Please for details.

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