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Lesley Milroy is a sociolinguist, and a professor emerita at the University of Michigan. She was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK in 1944. She studied and began her work in sociolinguistics in the United Kingdom. Lesley's work in sociolinguistics focuses on urban and rural dialectology, language ideology and standardization, and includes her most famous work studying social networks and linguistic variations in Belfast in the 1970's. Among Milroy's accomplishments include her participation in writing over seven books and fifteen journal articles, her work as an editorial board member for several research journals, as well as various linguistic research and lecturing around the world. Milroy moved to the United States in 1994, where she worked as a professor and the chair of the department of linguistics at the University of Michigan, and retired in 2004.