Allan Bell (sociolinguist)
Allan Bell (born 26 July 1947) is a New Zealand academic and sociolinguistic researcher. He has written extensively on New Zealand English, language style, and media language. He is a founding co-editor of the international quarterly Journal of Sociolinguistics and is known for his theory of audience design. Currently, he is working as the Director of the Institute of Culture, Discourse & Communication and is a Professor of Language & Communication at Auckland University of Technology.
- New Zealand Ways of Speaking English (co-editor with Janet Holmes, 1990)
- The Language of News Media (1991)
- Approaches to Media Discourse (with Peter Garrett, 1998)
- Languages of New Zealand (2006)
- The Guidebook to Sociolinguistics (2013)
- Bell, A. & Koenraad Kuiper. New Zealand English. John Benjamins Publishing Company. ISBN 1-55619-723-3.
- Meyerhoff, Miriam. Introducing Sociolinguistics. New York, NY: Routledge, 2006. pp. 42–44.
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