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Today, I’ve been prompted to think about speech and language disorders. It’s a broad category that ranges from stuttering to completely unrecognizable speech, but here are just a few conditions that I found interesting:

Foreign Accent Syndrome

Imagine you woke up one morning and could only speak with a Boston accent. (I can imagine how Gregor Samsa felt.)

Usually brought on by a brain injury, FAS can alter how people speak so much so that they seem to suddenly take on a foreign accent. For instance, one English woman mentioned in this article suffered a stroke and when she woke up sounded like she had a Jamaican accent.

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February 1, 2010 at 6:00 pm