<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> A Tale of Two Englishes: Everybody needs Good Neighbours

Professor Allan Bell

Institute of Culture, Discourse & Communication
Auckland University of Technology

Allan Bell is Professor of Language & Communication, and Director of the Institute of Culture, Discourse & Communication, at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. A dual career combining academic research with journalism and communications consultancy has led him to pioneering contributions on media language and discourse, the theory of style (Audience Design) and New Zealand English. His other research interests include biblical discourse, multilingualism in New Zealand, performance language, language and identity, science communication, and social and linguistic aspects of the internet. He has led major research projects on New Zealand English, language style, Pasifika languages, television violence, and the World Internet Project New Zealand. He has published many papers in leading journals and edited collections, as well as six books, including The Language of News Media (1991) and Approaches to Media Discourse (edited with Peter Garrett, 1998). His 2013 Guidebook to Sociolinguistics is a comprehensive, research-based textbook road map to the field.He is co-founder and Editor of the Journal of Sociolinguistics.