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I'm sorry dude, I didn't realize I need more exposure to spanish than literally all my life, including a cumulative 9 years spent living in mexico every now and again. You're right though, lemme just pull a couple of extra years out of my ass so I can finally master spanish.
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"And there's no excuse for lacking fluency in English unless you grew up in some backwater village in China or Africa. You'll have been exposed to it your entire life"
That's not entirely true. Many central-northern european countries have been influenced by English much more than others like Spain or France where we tend to dub and translate absolutely everything. You can live in Spain all your life without listening a full English sentence whatsoever, only recently the language's been more introduced but still nowhere as much as the amount of influence you might've had.
"a pronounced foreign accent actually is a sign of poor language abilities"
I can agree to that to an extent but the problem is that if your base is not good and you haven't really been expossed to the language when you got those early bases you can struggle at first. It also depends on your mother language a lot, if your mother language doesn't have a lot of phonemes that other languages have, then you'll struggle. Spanish for example, even if gramatically it's a complex language, from a pronunciation point of view it has less phonemes than others and doesn't have as many unique phonemes in comparison. Sometimes even if you yourself know you're speaking with an accent and you aren't exactly pronouncing words correctly, changing it can be tough because you simply haven't had access to those phonemes when you acquired your mother language so acquiring new ones can be tougher than you think.
Mother and foreign language interference is still a thing, regardless how smart you are
It really isn't. If you're confusing phrasings from your first language into a second language, that is because your second language abilities are hitchhiking on your first language. This happens because you are still translating from one language to the other, while a fluent speaker simply uses each language independent of the other.
If you've learned to think directly in the second language, it won't happen. If you haven't, then that just means you need to increase your exposure to said language.
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