Publication details [#53468]

Babel, Anna M. 2010. Dialect divergence and convergence in New Zealand English. Language in Society 39 (4) : 437–456.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Cambridge University Press


This study demonstrates that social biases, which are simultaneously automatic and social, predict the extent to which New Zealand English (NZE) speakers accommodate to Australian English speakers in a speech production task, irrespectively of flattery or insult.