Ep#49: Umm, Ahh, and other linguistic habits, With Prof. Valerie Fridland.
March 14, 2022
Fascinating episode, in which professor of sociolinguistics, Dr Valerie Fridland, joins Deirdre to discuss umming, ah-ing, and other speech patterns that affect our communication - but not always in the way that we think!
Dr. Valerie Fridland is Professor of sociolinguistics and former Director of Graduate Studies in English at the University of Nevada in Reno. An expert on the relationship between language and society, her work has appeared in numerous academic journals and scholarly collections. She is co-author of the book Sociophonetics and lead editor of three volumes on Western states English. She writes regularly for the popular Grammar Girl podcast, her language blog, Language in the Wild, is featured on Psychology Today, and her lecture series, Language and Society, is available from The Great Courses. She is also working on her first book for a popular audience, coming out in Spring 2023 with Viking/Penguin. She gives talks for organizations ranging from the Serbian Ministry of Culture and Journalism.uk to Charles Schwab and IvyExec. She also regularly appears on podcasts and news programs such as The Elegant Warrior, The Mentor Project, The Lisa Show, CBS news, and Newsy’s The Why.
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