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[Andrew Neil] also brought The Simpsons to UK television.
Lenneberg (1964) stated that the crucial period of language acquisition ends around the age of 3–5 years. He claimed that if no language is learned before then, it could never be learned in a normal and fully functional sense. This was called the "critical period hypothesis."
Can I change my accent?Yes, with lots of hard work, practice, and the help of a qualified speech-language pathologist (SLP), you can learn how to change your speech pronunciation.
.. the Australian style of rising inflexion at the end of each sentence, making every sentence sound like a question(?)
I'd never heard of Valspeak.