What Makes An Accent In A Foreign Language Lighter? More Empathy And Political Identification With Native Speakers

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 05:35 in Psychology & Sociology

The more empathy one has for another, the lighter the accent will be when speaking in a second language, according to new research. "In addition to personal-affective factors, it has been found that the 'language ego' is also influenced by the sociopolitical position of the speaker towards the majority group," the researchers stated.

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