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Patricia Friedrich

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Associate Director, Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 2151
Assoc Dir & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, WEST Campus, Mailcode 2151
Assoc Dir & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, WEST Campus, Mailcode 2151
Biography

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) Quarterly.

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.

Publications
  • Friedrich, Patricia et al. Reading Pennycook critically ten years later: a group’s reflection on critical applied linguistics. International Multilingual Research Journal (2013).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. Cronica of the French Baguette. Birkensnake 6, Wild Conformations (2013).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. Communicative Competence. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Second Language Acquisition (2012).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. Overview: Language and Ideology. Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (2012).
  • Friedrich, Patricia (ed.). Nonkilling Linguistics: practical applications. (2012).
  • Friedrich, Patricia and Matsuda, Aya (eds.). Language Ideology and World Englishes (areas in the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics). (2012).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. Communicative Dignity and a Nonkilling Mentality: a interview with suggestions by Francisco Gomes de Matos. Nonkilling Linguistics (2012).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. EFL, intercultural communication, and the strategic aspect of communicative competence. Teaching English as an International Language (2012).
  • Matsuda, Aya and Friedrich, Patricia. Selecting an Instructional Variety for an EIL Curriculum. Teaching English as an International Language (2012).
  • Matsuda, Aya and Friedrich, Patricia. So, what are we supposed to teach?": A blueprint for an EIL curriculum. World Englishes (2011).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. Review of Cultural Conceptualisations and Language, By Farzad Sharifian. (2011).
  • Friedrich, Patricia and Matsuda, Aya. When five words are not enough: A conceptual and terminological discussion of English as a Lingua Franca. International Multicultural Research Journal (2010).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. TESOL and Peace. (2010).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. World Englishes and Peace Sociolinguistics: toward a common goal of linguistic understanding. World Englishes – Problems, Properties and Prospects: Selected papers from the 13th IAWE conference (2009).
  • Friedrich, Patricia and Gomes de Matos, Francisco. Toward a nonkilling linguistics. Toward a nonkilling paradigm (2009).
  • Friedrich, Patricia; Hatum, Andrea, Mesquita, Luiz. Culturak Mythology and Leadership in Argentina. A cultural profile of Argentina and its impact on leadership (2009).
  • Friedrich, Patricia; Mesquita, Luiz; and Hatum, Andres. A cultural profile of Argentina and its impact on leadership. Cultural Mythology and Leadership (2009).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. Peace Studies and Peace Linguistics Now: What has language got to do with it?. (2009).
  • Friedrich, Patricia Marques. Teaching Academic Writing. (2008).
  • . . Cultural Mythology and Leadership (2008).
  • . . Teaching Academic Writing (2008).
  • Friedrich, Patricia Marques. Language, Negotiation and Peace: the use of English in conflict resolution. (2007).
  • Patricia Friedrich, A Hatum, L Mesquita. Mas alla de los Esteriotipos: decodificando los estilos de gestion en America Latina. Harvard Business Review (in Spanish) (2006).
  • Patricia Friedrich, L Mesquita, A Hatum. The Meaning of Difference: Responses to Culturally Sensitive Business Situations in Latin America. Management Research (2005).
  • . . Teaching English from a Global Perspective (2005).
  • . . Review of: The TESOL Quarterly Dialogues: Rethinking Issues of Language, Culture and Power (2004).
  • Patricia Friedrich. English and the MBA: Perceptions of power and status in Argentina. World Englishes (2003).
  • Patricia Friedrich. Introduction: English and the Other Forgotten Continent. World Englishes (2003).
  • . . Controversies in Applied Linguistics (2003).
  • . English in South America: a different kind of difference. (2003).
  • Patricia Friedrich. English in Advertising and Brand Naming: Sociolinguistic Considerations and the Case of Brazil. English Today (2002).
  • Patricia Friedrich. World Englishes Symposium: Teaching world Englishes in two South American countries. World Englishes (2002).
  • Patricia Friedrich. English in Brazil: Functions and Attitudes. World Englishes (2000).
  • Patricia Friedrich. Linguistic Imperialism and the Classroom: What Can English Teachers do?. New Routes (2000).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. Comment on Demont-Heinrich's "Linguistically privileged and cursed? American university students and the global hegemony of English". (0).
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 312English in its Social Setting
ENG 493Honors Thesis
ENG 597Graduate Capstone Seminar
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 413History of English Language
ENG 456Studies/Forensic Linguistics
ENG 492Honors Directed Study
JHR 592Research
ENG 598Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 312English in its Social Setting
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 413History of English Language
FOR 494Special Topics
ENG 494Special Topics
MAS 590Reading and Conference
MAS 598Special Topics
ENG 598Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 312English in its Social Setting
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 107First-Year Composition
ENG 413History of English Language
MAS 598Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
ENG 312English in its Social Setting
ENG 484Internship
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 413History of English Language
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
ENG 312English in its Social Setting
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 102First-Year Composition
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
Summer 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 102First-Year Composition
Presentations
  • Friedrich, Patricia and Diniz de Figueiredo, Eduardo Henrique. "New technologies, old myths: A study of language ideologies in the discourses of online English schools in Brazil and their implication for the sociolinguistics of globalization.". 19th International Congress of Linguists (Jul 2013).
  • Aya Matsuda Nobuyuki Hino Patricia Friedrich Ryuko Kubota. Teaching English as an International Language: Examining and Negotiating Assumptions. TESOL Conference (Mar 2011).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. A lesson in doubt: the discourse communities of OCD. 1st ASU Trauma Conference (Oct 2010).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. EFL, intercultural communication, and the strategic aspect of communicative competence. International Association for World Englishes conference (Jul 2010).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. Braz-TESOLers and Peace: toward a new era of linguistic understanding. Braz-TESOL national conferece, 2010 (Jul 2010).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. Raising cross-cultural awareness among English monolinguals: a lesson. Language Minority Research Institute Conference, Irvine, California (May 2006).
  • Friedrich, Patricia, Hatum, Andres, Mesquita, Luiz, Farchi, Tomas. Moving beyond cultural stereotypes of South America. Ibero-American Conference of the Academy of Management, Lisbon, Portugal (Nov 2005).
  • Friedrich, Patricia, McHenry, Tracey. Recycling the Wheel instead of Reinventing It: Merging World Englishes and Cross-Cultural Research to Enhance Classroom Learning. International Association for World Englishes Conference, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA (Jul 2005).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. The Meaning of Difference: Responses to Culturally Sensitive Business Situations in Latin America. Academy of Management Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (Jul 2005).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. Assessing needs of ESL/1.5 generation students within a composition program. AILA 2005 Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, USA (Jul 2005).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. English and Peace: toward a Framework for the Study of Peace Sociolinguistics. International Association for World Englishes Conference, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA (Jul 2005).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. ESL and the Transnational Firm Environment. TESOL Convention, San Antonio, Texas, USA (Mar 2005).
  • Friedrich, Patricia, Mesquita, Luiz. Moving beyond cultural stereotypes of South America: enhancing managerial effectiveness through country specific traits. Faculty Poster Session, Arizona State University at the West Campus (Oct 2004).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. Assessing the needs of 1.5 generation and international undergraduates within the Freshman composition program. First International Online Conference on Second and Foreign Language Teaching and Research (Sep 2004).
  • Friedrich, Patricia, Hatum, Andres. Understanding Ibero-American Organizations and the cultural forces that affect them. Ibero-American Conference of the Academy of Management, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Nov 2003).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. English in the global context: some myths. IAE - Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Oct 2002).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. The English classroom and the study of attitudes. Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Jul 2002).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. English in South America: a voice from the South. Midwest Students' Symposium (May 2001).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. Linguistic Imperialism and the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language. DISAL Publishers. São Paulo, Brazil (Jun 2000).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. Slang for the English as a Foreign Language Classroom. Centro de Ensino de Línguas, Laboratório de Ensino Programado. São Paulo, Brazil (Jun 2000).
  • Friedrich, Patricia. Attitudes toward English in Brazil. World Englishes Seminar, Purdue University (Apr 2000).
  • Berns, Margie, Matsuda, Aya, Friedrich, Patricia, McHenry, Tracey. World Englishes: Perspectives on Japanese, Brazilian, and Native American contexts. The 12th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (Aug 1999).
  • Matsuda, Aya, Petzold, Ruth, Shim, Rosa, Lowenberg, Peter, Friedrich, Patricia, Brown, Kim, McHenry, Tracey. World Englishes and teaching English as foreign language (3-hour colloquim). AAAL Conference
Service
  • SHArCS, Associate Director (2014 - Present)
  • Peace Studies group, Chair (2009 - Present)
  • cics advisory board, member (2009 - Present)
  • MSJHR admissions committee, chair (2009 - Present)
  • Center for Global Nonkilling, linguistics research committee chair (2009 - Present)
  • Search - Director, Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies (HArtCS), committee member (2008 - Present)
  • International Multilingual Research Journal, Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • World Englishes (Journal), reviewer (2007 - Present)
  • TESOL Quarterly, Reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Writing Certificate, coordinator (2004 - Present)
  • ASU at the West Campus, TRIO Mentor (2003 - Present)
  • University Reaccreditation Committee, Criterion 2 team leader (2012 - 2013)
  • International Association for World Englishes, International Annual Conference Program Chair (2012 - 2013)
  • International Association for World Englishes - 2013 conference, Program Chair (2012 - 2013)
  • Center for Global Nonkilling, linguistics research committee chair (2009 - 2013)
  • International Multilingual Research Journal, Editorial Board Member (2006 - 2012)
  • Senate, Senator (2009 - 2012)
  • Center for Global Nonkilling, linguistics research committee chair (2009 - 2012)
  • Search, Latin American Studies, committee member (2011 - 2011)
  • University Reaccreditation Committee, Criterion 2 team leader (2011 - 2011)
  • First Year Composition, Director (2010 - 2011)
  • Wiley-Balckwell Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, Area Editor (2010 - 2011)
  • MA Social Justice and Human Rights, Chair, Admissions Committee (2009 - 2011)
  • Senate, Senator (2009 - 2011)
  • MSJHR admissions committee, chair (2009 - 2010)
  • Hispanic Herritage Committee, member (2009 - 2010)
  • International Association for World Englishes, reader/reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • MA in Social Justice and Human Rights, Interim Director (2010 - 2010)
  • Cave Creek Literary Contest, poetry judge (2010 - 2010)
  • International Multicultural Research Journal, Editorial Review Board Member (2006 - 2009)
  • Peace studies committee, co-organizer (2006 - 2008)
  • AAL Annual meeting, Montreal, Canada, Reader (2006 - 2006)
  • TESOL Teaching Awards : TESOL, Coordinator (2004 - 2006)
  • AAAL annual meeting, Montreal, Canada, reader (2006 - 2006)
  • Academy of Management Conference, Reader (2005 - 2005)
  • Organization committee, International Association of World Englishes: IAWE, Member (2005 - 2005)
  • IAE, Universidad Austral, Publication and scientific production advisor (2002 - 2005)
  • Search Committee, Assistant Professor in Spanish : ASU West Campus, Chair (2004 - 2004)
  • World Englishes Journal Issue, Guest co-editor (2003 - 2003)
  • Purdue University, Private ESL tutor (1996 - 2001)
  • Program Committee International Association of World Englishes Conference, Co-chair (2000 - 2000)