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What can I do before I start learning a language to help reduce my eventual accent?

Research by Patricia Kuhl suggests that even newborns are able to distinguish the sounds of their mother tongue from sounds of other languages. An implication for L2 learners is that exposure to a lot ...
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What can I do before I start learning a language to help reduce my eventual accent?

One thing is to know something about "accents." For instance, American vowels are "softer" than those of European, or most other languages. For instance, the American "short a" is usually pronounced ...
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