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Valerie M. Fridland

Professor of Linguistics, University of Nevada, Reno

Valerie Fridland is a professor of linguistics at the University of Nevada in Reno and the co-author of the book "Sociophonetics" as well as co-editor of the "Elements in Sociolinguistics" series with Cambridge University Press. Her new general audience book on popular speech habits, called "Like, Literally, Dude: Arguing for the Good in Bad English," is forthcoming with Viking Penguin Press. She is also a language expert for "Psychology Today" where she writes a monthly blog, Language in the Wild. Her work on language topics is also regularly featured on the Grammar Girl Podcast,

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    Professor of Linguistics, University of Nevada, Reno