- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A University of Wisconsin-Madison project to catalog regional differences in how Americans use the English language has gotten a boost from donations after reports it was low on funds.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1zROwDV ) reports about $60,000 has been donated in the past month and a half to the Dictionary of American Regional English. It was founded in the 1960s and documents regional words from roughly 1,000 communities across the U.S.

Joan Houston Hall, the longtime chief editor of the dictionary, says the donations will keep the project running with three staffers through at least June 2016.

The newspaper reported in March that the annual budget beginning in July for the project would be a little under $100,000, less than 20 percent of its usual annual budget.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.com


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