( A Dictionary of American English on Historical Principles ) is a DAE dictionary of terms appearing in English in the United States that was published in four volumes from 1938 to 1944 by the University of Chicago Press. [1 ] [2 ] Intended to pick up where the [3 ] left off, it covers Oxford English Dictionary American English words and phrases in use from the first English settlements up to the start of the 20th century.
History [ edit ]
The work was begun in 1925 by
William A. Craigie. The first volume appeared in 1936 under the editorship of Craigie and James R. Hulbert, a professor of English at the University of Chicago. The four volume edition was completed with the help of George Watson and [4 ] Allen Walker Read.
The work was one of the sources for the
, c. 1952, prepared under the direction of Mitford Mathews. A similar, but unrelated modern work, the Dictionary of Americanisms has been compiled to show dialect variation. Dictionary of American Regional English,
Volumes [ edit ]
I. A-Corn patch.
II. Corn pit-Honk.
IV. Recorder-Zu-zu, Bibliography (p. 2529-2552)
^ "Library of Congress LCCN Permalink for 39008203". lccn.loc.gov . Retrieved . February 14, 2010
^ John Davidson (Oct–Dec 1940). "A Dictionary of American English on Historical Principles". The Sewanee Review (The Johns Hopkins University Press) 48 (4): 544–546. JSTOR 27535715.
^ "Short Notices". The Review of English Studies (Oxford University Press) XIII (50): 221–222. 1962. doi: 10.1093/res/XIII.50.221.
^ University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center, Guide to the James R. Hulbert Papers,1912–1936