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An accent is the perceived peculiarities of pronunciation and intonation of a speaker or group of speakers.
A foreign accent is marked by the phonology of other languages (or one other language) which the speaker of an acquired language unconsciously interpret as identical with the phonemes of the spoken language; i.e. the phonology of the spoken language seems modificated by the phonology of another language, more familiar to the speaker. See also: Non-native pronunciations of English.