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Yeni-Komshian et al. (1997) found that the older their Korean-speaking subjects were when they arrived to settle in the USA, the less accurately (in the judgement of native listeners) they pronounced English. However, Moyer’s (1999) study underlines the importance of considering age in relation to other influences, since age of exposure – whether through instruction or immersion – only proved a significant factor when taken in conjunction with personal motivation and the amount and type of instruction received.
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