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The significance of accent

Hundreds of muscles are used in the articulation of human speech; since we were born these speech muscles are getting developed in order to get what we call a foreign accent and this muscles development is not achieved completely until after five and before puberty in some languages, for example in English or Spanish for children is hard or they cannot pronounce the sound r in words or sentences. Even though children under aged seems to be hard to pronounce some words it is easier for them to acquire an extra language apart their mother tongue; most of the evidence indicates that people beyond the age of puberty (after 16) do not acquire what is called authentic native-speaker pronunciation of the second language. Many factors may be the causes of it; the environment for example is very important for the acquisition of a second language, also, another factor is the cerebral development because every person is different and in some cases this process of acquisition may become harder for some people than to others. Otherwise, there are some people who possess the ability to override neurobiological critical period effects and to achieve a perfect native pronunciation of a foreign language. Probabilities for getting a native accent after the critical period are almost null because in the critical period is where we get the accent that we are going to have during our life time; but it is up to us to shape our own accent in the way we want it to be because remember that also we can be in the several people that have the ability of getting a perfect native pronunciation. So, the significance of accent if very high because it is what define us, this is what define where we come from; also, getting a good accent can makes us more comprehend at the moment of speaking. Correct me if I am wrong but do not you feel awesome when you speak and you feel you have you have a great accent even better than some other speakers? Luisa Coreas