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Effects of speech accents on interpersonal evaluations: implications for counseling practice and research.

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  • 1Fordham University, Lincoln Center, USA. Fuertes@fordham.edu

Abstract

This article reviews literature from the fields of psycholinguistics, communications, and social psychology that has examined the effects of speech accents (i.e., regional, national, and international variations in same-language use) on interpersonal attitudes, casual attributions, and subsequent behaviors. The authors link selected findings from this literature to the field of counseling to show that these findings can inform service delivery, particularly counseling conducted with ethnic minority and immigrant populations in the United States. Implications for practice and ideas for future research in this area are also discussed.

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