Making fun of my accent

Making Fun of my Accent?

 Wikipedia Excerpt #1 In sociolinguistics, an accent is a manner of pronunciation peculiar to a particular individual, location, or nation. An accent may identify the locality in which its speakers reside (a regional or geographical accent), the socio-economic status of its speakers, their ethnicity,  or social class (a social accent), or influence from their first…

Wilder_Penfield

Language Acquisition : The Critical Period Hypothesis

The critical period hypothesis was first proposed by Montreal neurologist Wilder Penfield and co-author Lamar Roberts in their 1959 book Speech and Brain Mechanisms, and was popularized by Eric Lenneberg in 1967 with Biological Foundations of Language. The critical period hypothesis is the subject of a long-standing debate in linguistics and language acquisition over the…