Lauren Friedman

Email: lfri{at}

Photo taken by Thomas Coleman

Ph.D. December 2014
University of Pennsylvania.

Find my dissertation here: The St. Louis Corridor: Mixing, Competing, and Retreating Dialects

Main linguistic interests:
  • French Linguistics
  • Variation and Change
  • Historical Syntax
  • Connecting modern linguistic methods with diachronic data

Route 66 Project


  • Resume
  • Teaching resume
  • Editorial Resume
  • CV
  • Teaching Experience

    Fall 2009: Ling 001 TA Introduction to Linguistics for Mark Liberman
    Winter 2010: Ling 102 TA Intro to Sociolinguistics for Gillian Sankoff
    Winter 2011: Ling 001 TA Introduction to Linguistics for Julie Legate and Charles Yang

               Current page for Ling001 Spring 2011: Sections 205 and 205

    SASgov (SAS Graduate Student Government)

    Represented the Linguistics Department 2009-2010

    Vice President for Policy 2010-2011
    SAS Grad Student Handbook

    Penn Linguistics Colloquium

    Co-chair for PLC 34, March 2010
    Committee Member Fall 2008 to present (PLC 33 through 36)
    Current PLC website

    Undergraduate Thesis

    Download it here
    Awarded the 2008 Matt Alexander Award for best honors thesis in Linguistics and the Virginia Voss Award for best honors thesis by a woman writer

    Personal Interests

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    Pictures at the top of the page are from Claudia Cohen Hall at UPenn, Angelina in Paris, France; Opera Garnier in Paris, France; Monet's gardens in Giverny, France; Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, College Hall at UPenn, and the Place des Vosges in Paris, France.