Gap Fill - British Accent - Level 5


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An American woman has the Foreign Accent Syndrome. The woman, Michelle Myers, 45, said that she went to with a "blinding " and woke up with a British accent. She has had the accent 2015. Ms Myers has woken up speaking accents before. She was perplexed at speaking with an Australian or Irish accent. These lasted two but the UK accent has remained. Myers said her was "really to begin with". She said: "It was hard I was really struggling. I have come to terms with the that I might sound like this forever."

Foreign Accent Syndrome occurs after strokes or brain that damage the brain's language . It varies in how it affects someone's accent. In some cases, someone's sounds like it has a hint of a foreign accent; in other , rhythm and stress can totally change. The condition was documented in 1907 by a French neurologist. It is rare condition, with just 60 cases being documented over the century. One of these was a Japanese stroke patient who woke up sounding Korean, even he had never been to Korea.

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