Sali A. Tagliamonte

University of Toronto

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Sali A. Tagliamonte

Department of Linguistics
University of Toronto (Canada)

Honorary Visiting Professor
Department of Language and Linguistic Science,
University of York (UK)

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Latest news: February 3, 2016

My new book, Teen Talk: The Language of Adolescents, is coming!

Have you ever heard a teenager say something like this "Like you know like my parents, right? They just drive me insane, like I just hate it!" and thought to yourself, "What is the world coming to?"

I have five kids and I have heard this type of thing a lot! But what I have to say about the language of teenagers is not what you might expect. My book will explain what is going on and why adults should not worry!

This book documents key words and expressions of youth at the turn of the 21st century, including like, so, just and stuff. Scientific analyses, quotes and intriguing language puzzles make it fun-filled reading. It will appeal to anyone interested in teen language students, teachers and even parents.

Language is always changing, and change is a healthy thing for the future of English.

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Last updated: May 15, 2016

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