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Foreign Accent

  1. Roy C. Major

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0420

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Major, R. C. 2012. Foreign Accent. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


One of the first things a native speaker (NS) notices about a non-native speaker (NNS) is a foreign accent.


  • bilingualism;
  • language variation and change;
  • phonology;
  • second language acquisition;
  • multilingualism;
  • pronunciation