foreign accent syndrome

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A rare condition caused by a severe stroke or head injury (2 cases have been reported of individuals as a development problem) in which the person’s normal speech and inflections undergo an abrupt change, such that he or she sounds like they’re native to another language, country or culture.

foreign accent syndrome

A rare speech disorder that occurs suddenly after some strokes or brain injuries, in which a person maintains the ability to use vocabulary and diction but experiences a change in the rhythm and intonation of speech and sounds as if he or she were speaking with a foreign accent.
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