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Raised by 136 people in 24 months
Joan Houston Hall  MADISON, WI
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HELP SAVE OUR REGIONAL LANGUAGE!

Martha Barnette, co-host of “A Way with Words,” put it this way:

“Recently in the language world, something happened that might be described as the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the Fourth of July, New Year’s, three scoops of ice cream, and a new kitten all rolled into one…I’m talking about the fact that the magnificent six volume Dictionary of American Regional English is now available online.”

But lack of funding for DARE threatens to stop the project in its tracks. Without significant new resources, all but one staff member will leave after June 30.

As reported in Time , the Boston Globe , the New York Times , the Huffington Post , and the Guardian closure would halt not just the ongoing recording of changes in American English, but the effort to create an API for DARE that would make its treasures available through various apps, and the project to anonymize DARE’s collection of 1,843 audio recordings so that they can be freely available.

Please consider donating so that DARE can continue to record and celebrate the diversity of our American dialects.

Joan Houston Hall, Chief Editor, DARE

All proceeds will go to the Dictionary of American Regional English. For other ways to contribute, please go here .
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Update 3
Posted by Joan Houston Hall, Chief Ed, DARE
6 days ago
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I'm happy to announce that Harvard University Press has reduced the price for an individual subscription to the digital version of DARE to $49! Here is the link:
http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674425071
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Update 2
Posted by Joan Houston Hall, Chief Ed, DARE
2 months ago
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We're pleased to say that Harvard University Press is now incorporating our six Quarterly Updates into the digital version of DARE! That means it will very soon include lots of new entries plus many substantially updated and improved entries. Our language keeps changing, and we are tracking the changes!
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Update 1
Posted by Joan Houston Hall, Chief Ed, DARE
6 months ago
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Have your heard about DARE's latest effort? See
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/09/bat-hides-and-frog-stranglers/499046/

The DARE project is still alive, but continues to need your help. We are adding new entries to the digital version, updating some of the oldest entries, and posting them on the DARE website here:
http://dare.wisc.edu/words/quarterly-updates

Thanks for caring about our work!
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$11,793 of $25k goal

Raised by 136 people in 24 months
Created March 31, 2015
Joan Houston Hall  
CD
$50
Carra Davies
29 days ago

Vive la dialecte!

CM
$100
CYNTHIA MOORE
2 months ago

Having the quarterly updates is very exciting. It allows readers to see further research on DARE, a very important resource for American English

SW
$30
Steve Walker
2 months ago
$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
JB
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John Bugge
2 months ago

Keep it up, Joan!

$25
Anonymous
3 months ago
RM
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Robert Moore
6 months ago
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As the September, 2016 national coverage reminds us, DARE's work to preserve America's regional dialects needs and merits our support.

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18 months ago
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neil garvin
21 months ago
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