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“On to Z!” That was Fred Cassidy’s motto for DARE—a phrase so enduring that it was engraved on his tombstone. But the end of the alphabet (2012) was not the end of the project, and “On Beyond Z!” emerged as the new catchphrase. Volume VI and were completed in 2013, marking the first milestones “beyond Z.” Updating the electronic text, preparing the massive collection of audio recordings for posting online, and analyzing the data from the Online Survey of Wisconsin English are currently underway.

Your support helps us share DARE’s research and resources with all who wish to explore the diversity of American Englishes for years to come.

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Gifts to DARE should be sent to:  

c/o University of Wisconsin Foundation
P.O. Box 78807
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807

Please make your check out to DARE/UW Foundation or to Frederic G. Cassidy DARE Fund. The gifts are deposited in Milwaukee but then credited to the appropriate account by the financial folks at the UW Foundation. (One reminder: this address is only for gifts. Other types of correspondence should not be sent to this address.)

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Deferred Gifts Please contact DARE's Development Specialist, Jon Sorenson at,or at (608) 262-7211, with any questions concerning contributions to the Dictionary of American Regional English. Thank you very much for your interest and support.
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