Goslin, J.; Duffy, H.; and Floccia, C. 2012. An ERP investigation of regional and freign accent processing. Brain and Language, 122, 92 – 102.
Why it is inspiring: The authors attempt to synthesize two lines of research in which we are interested; drawing distinctions between the processing of foreign-accented and regional-accented speech at the lexical and sub-lexical levels of processing. The link to other work is transparent and accessible.
Something to think about: Are dialects of British English processed as a foreign accent or as a regional accent by American English listeners? Hmm.