- Apr 13, 2019
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Here's another opinion:Obviously, she speaks with an American accent. Is that what you're wondering? It's a matter of personal taste, but I don't particularly like the Californian accent.
It's good but you wouldn't take her for a native speaker. She has a noticeable foreign accent and she often makes minor grammatical mistakes.I have no idea how good her Polish accent is, but her English accent is pure middle-America.
Where has she moved to?I'm interested in her case because she lost her native language after she had moved at the age of five. My friend's daughter's five and they've just moved from London. Do you think she'll lose her natural British accent?
Yup. The Illinois might come out with few more lines.
Then she will certainly retain her English accent when speaking English. Why would she lose it? What would replace it?Southwest Poland. She lives near me.
A five-year-old English girl who moves to the States will never keep her accent. She may be able to switch accents more readily than Americans without English parents, though. Gwyneth Paltrow does that.Normally, a native accents is only replaced with another one - moving from the UK to the US, for instance. I think she should be able to keep hers.
People who learn a new language by immersion at around age twelve or less rarely have a noticeable foreign accent.
A five-year-old English girl who moves to the States will never keep her accent.