Valerie Fridland is a professor of linguistics in the English Department at the University of Nevada, Reno. She writes a popular language blog on Psychology Today called “Language in the Wild,” and is also a professor for The Great Courses series. Valerie is author of the recent book “Like, Literally, Dude. Arguing for the Good in Bad English”
Can Bad English Make You A Better Speaker?
In this fabulous interview, Valerie talked about:
• Why Valerie wrote “Like, Literally, Dude: Arguing for the Good in Bad English”
• The difference between ‘um’ and ‘uh’ and why they are speaking superpowers.
• What is vocal fry and why it is used today.
• How intensifiers communicates intensity, and persuade.
• Discourse markers: like, you know.
Routine to shine
Nobody is naturally amazing without practice. Always spend time on preparation.
“Nothing so much needs reforming as other people’s habits” -Mark Twain
Rebel with a Clause by Ellen Jovin’s
Psychology Today Blog: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/language-in-the-wild
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