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Thursday, October 2, 2014

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Accents Influence Messages

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Patois of language could impact workplace choices, researchers learn

An accent can affect an individual's evaluation and impact perceptions of competence, scholarly research tell us.

But, do negative assumptions based on accent translate to decision-making and behaviors?

ILR Assistant Professor Beth Livingston studies the question and published findings in the Journal of Management this summer.


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