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LIKE, LITERALLY, DUDE Arguing for the Good in Bad English

by | Read by Valerie Fridland, Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Keylor Leigh, Andrew Eiden, Christopher Ryan Grant, Ellen Archer, Eileen Stevens, Nicky Endres

Contemporary Culture • 8.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Seven enthusiastic narrators join author Valerie Fridland in this entertaining and educational apologia for speaking like, um, a regular, you know, person. Fridland, a professor of linguistics, explores the role and often surprising history of language placeholders and other speech habits. With chapters on everything from "like" and "you know" and "they" as a singular pronoun (not as newfangled as many believe) to women's use of vocal fry, this is an audiobook for all kinds of language lovers. Fridland, who writes in an approachable yet scholarly style, is well served by Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Keylor Leigh, Andrew Eiden, Christopher Grant, Ellen Archer, Eileen Stevens, and Nicky Endres. They present with clarity and energy, helping to make the erudite material truly fun. I mean, ya know, bro? A.C.S. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2023]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593670828 $20.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593670835 $76.00

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