Allan Bell is professor of language and communication and director of the Centre for Communication Research at Auckland University of Technology. He has authored or coedited four books, including New Zealand English and New Zealand Ways of Speaking English. He is the cofounder and editor of the international quarterly Journal of Sociolinguistics. Ray Harlow is an associate professor in linguistics at the University of Waikato whose main areas of research are the Maori and Polynesian languages. Donna Starks is a senior lecturer in the department of applied language studies and linguistics at the University of Auckland whose research interests include language maintenance in New Zealand's recent immigrant communities and the development of English ethnolects in these communities.