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University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Joan Hall (Project Director, 07/24/2012 - present)
PW-51472-13
New Fieldwork for DARE

To support: Development of a Web-based survey instrument and methodology to conduct new fieldwork on American regional English. The survey would include large parts of the original questionnaire used for compiling the "Dictionary of American Regional English" (DARE) plus questions designed to reflect changes since the 1960s. The results of a pilot survey for Wisconsin would be used to adjust the methodology before undertaking nationwide fieldwork.

Publication of Volume V of DARE was a huge milestone, but not the end of the work, for American English has changed greatly in the last 50 years. DARE proposes to initiate new fieldwork, from July 2013 to June 2015, to track those changes. Using Wisconsin as a pilot, the project will develop a web-based survey to gather the data. Based on the results, adjustments will be made to the methodology before a nationwide survey is attempted. The research will include large parts of the original Questionnaire plus questions designed to reflect societal changes since the 1960s. The original 22 DARE communities and 18 new ones, representing the current state population, will be surveyed. The web based survey will be designed by the UW Survey Center. It will also include a telephone interview with free conversation, the reading of a story, and a word list designed to elicit pronunciation variants. DARE will analyze the data and make changes to the methodology before initiating a nationwide study.

[Media coverage]
Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $330,000 (approved); $330,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2015

Funding details
Original grant (2013) $300,000
Supplement (2013) $30,000

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Joan Hall (Project Director, 07/17/2009 - present)
PW-50551-10
Dictionary of American Regional English

To support: Preparation of the last volume and the updated online edition of the "Dictionary of American Regional English" (DARE), which documents geographical differences in the vocabulary, pronunciation, and morphology of American English.

The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) is a reference work describing regional and folk varieties of American English. Based on a large body of oral data collected in all fifty states between 1965 and 1970, it also draws on thousands of written and electronic sources covering the colonial period to the present time. A unique feature of DARE is its use of computer-generated maps to show distributions of regional terms. Volumes I (A-C), II (D-H), III (I-O), and IV (P-Sk), published by Harvard University Press in 1985, 1991, 1996, and 2002, respectively, have been highly acclaimed by scholars and public alike. Volume V (Sl-Z) will appear in 2010, with supplementary materials and an electronic edition to follow. DARE's collected resources will remain available for use by researchers during the ongoing updating of the electronic edition.

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Project fields: English
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $350,000 (approved); $350,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2012

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Joan Hall (Project Director, 08/04/2008 - present)
PW-50315-09
Dictionary of American Regional English [DARE]

No statement available.

The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) is a reference work describing regional and folk varieties of American English. Based on a large body of oral data collected in all fifty states between 1965 and 1970, it also draws on thousands of written and electronic sources covering the colonial period to the present time. A unique feature of DARE is its use of computer-generated maps to show distributions of regional terms. Volumes I (A to C), II (D to H), III (I to O), and IV (P to Sk), published by Harvard University Press in 1985, 1991, 1996, and 2002, respectively, have been highly acclaimed by scholars and public alike. Volume V (Sl to Z) will appear in 2010, with a supplementary volume of data and an electronic edition to follow. DARE's materials will remain available for scholars both in electronic form and through the maintenance of an archive of research and reference materials.

[Grant products] [Media coverage]
Project fields: English
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $350,000 (approved); $350,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2009 – 6/30/2010

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Joan Hall (Project Director, 07/27/2006 - present)
PM-50009-07
Dictionary of American Regional English [DARE]

To support: The compilation of the fifth and sixth volumes of the "Dictionary of American Regional English" (DARE), which documents geographical differences in the vocabulary, pronunciation, and morphology of American English.

The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) is a reference work describing regional and folk varieties of American English. Based on a large body of oral data collected in all fifty states from 1965 to 1970, it also draws on thousands of written and electronic sources covering the colonial period to the present time. A unique feature of DARE is its use of computer-generated maps to show distributions of regional terms. Volumes I (A?C), II (D?H), III (I?O), and IV (P?Sk), published by Harvard University Press in 1985, 1991, 1996, and 2002, respectively, have been highly acclaimed by scholars and public alike. Volume V (Sl?Z) is expected to appear in 2009, with a supplementary volume of data thereafter. Preparations for an electronic edition are being made now, with publication to follow the print edition. DARE?s materials will remain available for scholars both in electronic form and through the maintenance of an archive of research and reference materials.

[Media coverage]
Project fields: English
Program: Reference Materials
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $750,000 (approved); $750,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2007 – 12/31/2009

Funding details
Original grant (2008) $700,000
Supplement (2008) $50,000

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Joan Hall (Project Director, 07/14/2004 - present)
PA-51195-05
Dictionary of American Regional English [DARE]

No project description available

[Grant products] [Media coverage]
Project fields: English
Program: Preservation/Access Projects
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $600,000 (approved); $600,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2005 – 6/30/2007

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Joan Hall (Project Director, 07/16/2002 - present)
PA-50186-03
Dictionary of American Regional English [DARE]

No project description available

[Grant products] [Media coverage]
Project fields: English
Program: Preservation/Access Projects
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $700,000 (approved); $700,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2003 – 6/30/2005

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Joan Hall (Project Director, 07/01/2000 - present)
PA-23820-01
Dictionary of American Regional English [DARE]

No project description available

Project fields: English
Program: Preservation/Access Projects
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $700,000 (approved); $700,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2001 – 6/30/2003

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Joan Hall (Project Director, 07/01/1998 - present)
PA-23394-99
Dictionary of American Regional English [DARE]

No project description available

Project fields: English
Program: Preservation/Access Projects
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $700,000 (approved); $700,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/1999 – 6/30/2001

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Frederic Cassidy (Project Director, 07/01/1996 - present)
PA-23057-97
Dictionary of American Regional English [DARE]

No project description available

Project fields: English
Program: Preservation/Access Projects
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $700,000 (approved); $700,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/1997 – 6/30/1999

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Frederic Cassidy (Project Director, 09/26/1994 - present)
RT-21651-95
Dictionary of American Regional English [DARE]

No project description available

Project fields: English
Program: Reference Materials - Tools
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $700,000 (approved); $700,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/1995 – 6/30/1997

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Frederic Cassidy (Project Director, 09/09/1992 - present)
RT-21478-93
Dictionary of American Regional English [DARE]

No project description available

Project fields: English
Program: Reference Materials - Tools
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $757,578 (approved); $757,578 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/1993 – 6/30/1995

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Joan Hall (Project Director, 06/06/1991 - present)
PS-20525-92
Preserving Tape Recordings Compiled for the DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN REGIONAL ENGLISH

No project description available

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Preservation/Access Projects Pre 1996
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $79,207 (approved); $79,207 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/1992 – 3/31/1996

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Frederic Cassidy (Project Director, 09/07/1990 - present)
RT-21281-91
Dictionary of American Regional English [DARE]

No project description available

Project fields: Linguistics
Program: Reference Materials - Tools
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $700,000 (approved); $698,887 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/1991 – 6/30/1993

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Frederic Cassidy (Project Director, 11/10/1986 - present)
RT-20830-89
Dictionary of American Regional English [DARE]

No project description available

Project fields: English
Program: Reference Materials - Tools
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $690,100 (approved); $690,100 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/1988 – 12/31/1991

Thomas L. Clark
Unknown institution
RY-20366-84
Travel to Dictionary of American Regional English to ExamineArchives for Dictionary on Gaming

No project description available

Project fields: English, Linguistics
Program: Travel to Collections, 11/83 - 5/85
Division: Research Programs
Total amounts: $500 (approved); $500 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/1984 – 9/30/1984

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Frederic Cassidy (Project Director, 10/11/1983 - present)
RT-20460-84
Dictionary of American Regional English [DARE]

No project description available

Project fields: English
Program: Reference Materials - Tools
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $803,247 (approved); $770,652 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/1984 – 12/31/1988

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Frederic Cassidy (Project Director, 10/10/1979 - present)
RT-*2018-80
Dictionary of American Regional English [DARE]

No project description available

Project fields: Languages, General
Program: Reference Materials - Tools
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $640,295 (approved); $635,242 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/1980 – 6/30/1985

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
Frederic Cassidy (Project Director, 02/01/1976 - present)
RT-*0855-76
Dictionary of American Regional English [DARE]

No project description available

Project fields: Unknown
Program: Reference Materials - Tools
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $567,684 (approved); $567,684 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/1976 – 6/30/1980

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