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What is dysprosody?

Dysprosody is the least common neurological speech disorder known to science. This unusual disorder is also called pseudo-foreign dialect, or foreign accent syndrome, and is brought on by some form of brain damage. The disorder alters the way a person speaks - affecting the frequency, rhythm, and melody of the voice in such a way that it sounds like the person is speaking with a foreign accent, even though the vocabulary they use when they speak is the same. In specific cases that have been reported, a person who normally spoke in American English now speaks with a British-English accent. and a person who normally spoke Spanish now speaks with a Hungarian accent.

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