Imagine you wake up one day and find yourself speaking in a Foreign Accent and later on you realize that it is the timing and tongue placement that made your talk that way. Isn’t this case weird? Learn more about what this Foreign Accent Syndrome is all about and why you should take it seriously.
How To Find Out Its Presence?
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Typically, this syndrome implies a rare motor disorder where the patients talk their native language with a particular Accent that is regarded nonnative by the rest. So, this accent disorder indicates a psychiatric issue in the patient.
There are easy ways to find out if someone is affected. Listen closely to the talk and you can find voicing errors, additional stress on multisyllabic words, distortions in vowels, frequent insertion of ‘uh’ to words and a change in pronunciation.
This is not just meant for English speakers but the accent syndrome is also visible when the speaker transitions from Spanish to Hungarian, Japanese to Korean and much more.
Is It Curable?
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Like we said, it is a rare disorder that occurs after a brain injury or neurological damage to a person like stroke. Though it is not curable, it is a better idea to keep an eye on the mental health of the patient and people around.
What is even appalling is this syndrome is contagious. As you hear someone talk with a Foreign accent, your brain automatically inhibits those accents and mannerisms and you try to imitate the person. This means you need to be psychologically strong and not driven away by the habits of your inmates.
How To Balance Your Mental Health?
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- Gain control over your perceptions as the syndrome is perception-based
- Refrain from getting too much into the patient’s accent as you also develop it unavoidably
Differentiate your beliefs from this disorder as people with accents are assumed to be awesome but the truth is they are not.
Keep your psychological beliefs and attitudes under your control and let no syndromes influence you!
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