Atkins Library has recently started a subscription to the online version of the Dictionary of American Regional English or DARE. “DARE represents 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. This digital version transforms the dictionary into an interactive, multimedia tool that will greatly benefit both scholarly inquiry and general intellectual curiosity.” (source)
DARE can assist students and faculty who are doing research on American Culture or History, and need a place decipher different terms or phrases used throughout the country. It is also a fun place to explore the dialects throughout the country.
We encourage you to visit DARE and explore the rich language of America.