This report describes the Dictionary of Smoky Mountain and Southern Appalachian English, a forthcoming work of lexicography based on historical principles. It discusses the dictionary's relationship to the earlier Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English and to the Dictionary of American Regional English. Setting out the scope, primary practices, purposes, and many other features of the dictionary, this report discusses how the work relies on previously untapped written and spoken sources, including Civil War letters and extensive spoken materials from an oral history project and how it seeks to capture the speech of one of America's most reputed cultural areas.


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