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Recent Articles about DARE:

Please go to the UW Communications/DARE website for a complete list of articles about DARE since the release of Volume V.

DARE's Favorites:

"DARE Up in the Air" Lingua Franca, Allan Metcalf, April 9, 2013.

"What's In A Word? A 'Dictionary' Of Americanisms" NPR Books, Amanda Katz, March 13, 2012.

"What a whoopensocker! Dialect dictionary reaches Z"  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Mark Johnson, February 25, 2012.

"Regional Dictionary Finally Hits 'Zydeco'" New York Times, Jennifer Schuessler, February 24, 2012.

"Frog Hair to Woolies: Dust Bunnies by 173 Other Names" Wall Street Journal, Ryan Sager, February 21, 2012.

"Words of America: A Field Guide" Humanities 32.5 (Sept./Oct.), Michael Adams,  2011.

"How to Speak American,"  Newsweek, Joan Houston Hall, July 30, 2010.

"DARE to be Finished -- Maybe Next Year" Wall Street Journal, Dale Buss, June 12, 2010.

"Dictionary Like a 'Bobbasheely'" AP article at madison.com, Ryan J. Foley, March 23, 2009. 

DARE in the Classroom by John Algeo.  1993.
With kind permission of the Modern Language Association of America.

Learning from Dictionaries by Frederic G. Cassidy. 1993.
With kind permission of the Modern Language Association of America.

Other Sites of Interest: 

The American Dialect Society: DARE's official sponsor.

The Dictionary Society of North America.

The Linguistic Atlas Projects

The Telsur Project

International Dialects of English Archive

Do You Speak American?, from PBS, Jan. 2005. DARE contributed material to the website for this PBS documentary. Some of the entries used  are also posted on the DARE website here. Check out the DYSA website for quizzes, tape segments, and sample entries.

Wisconsin Englishes

Max Kade Institute

Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures (CSUMC)


Radio interviews

NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday, June14, 2009, interview with Hall

Whad'ya Know Michael Feldman' radio program, June 13, 2009; go to Part A, minute 9, for an interview with Joan Houston Hall 


Sites with audio clips from DARE's collection

American Languages: Our Nation’s Many Voices: Go to "Search the collection." Then type in "Arthur" under "Search entire collection by keyword" to hear examples of Informants from various states reading DARE’s "Arthur the Rat" passage.

American Languages: Our Nation's Many Voices Online: We are currently working with the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures and the Max Kade Institute here in Madison to post segments of our DARE audio interviews. Already posted are segments from eleven Midwestern states.


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