Patricia Friedrich is a Professor of Rhetoric and
Composition/Linguistics in the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural
Studies at ASU's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and
Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in English Linguistics, with an
emphasis on Sociolinguistics and a secondary concentration in
Historical Linguistics, from Purdue University in 2001. She also
received her M.A. in English from Purdue (1997), earning ESL (English
as a Second Language) endorsement at the same time. Her
undergraduate work was completed at Universidade de São Paulo
(Brazil), where she was awarded her B.A. in English and Portuguese,
Languages and Literatures, in 1992.
Dr. Friedrich, is a sociolinguist whose scholarly interests include
Critical Applied Linguistics, Critical Theory, Cross-cultural
Communication, language and peace, and the social contruction of
mental illness. Her research interests also include World
Englishes and the spread of English throughout the world (the politics
of English and its interaction with social and economic phenomena).
She recently published The Sociolinguistics of Digital
Englishes (Routledge), English for Diplomatic Purposes
(ed., Mltilingual Matters), and The Literary and Linguistic
Construction of OCD (Palgrave). She is currently working on a
book about Applied Linguistics (Routledge).
She has published over 35 articles in journals such as World
Englishes, International Journal of Applied Linguistics,
and English Today and is an editorial board member of
International Multilingual Research Journal and a reviewer
for World Englishes and TESOL (Teachers of
English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Among the New College courses taught by Dr. Friedrich are
undergraduate/graduate classes in the history of the English language,
the study of language, sociolinguistics, peace studies and persuasive writing.