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Nature or Nurture: Accents

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Which of the following is most likely to explain whether or not a child born of immigrant parents speaks with an accent (like his or her parents) or no accent?

A

Influence of peers, rather than parents in terms of language patterns.

B

The child's temperament.

C

Level of sophistication of their language acquisition device.

D

Ability to assimilate language schemas.

E

Level of development in the left hemisphere of the brain.