Maybe this is why …

Maybe this is why people sometimes shake their heads at me and say, “Sorry, no English” even when I’m speaking Japanese to them?

“It Is Apparently Possible to Hallucinate People’s Accents” (from New York Magazine’s “Science of Us”)

This article reports about research finding that most people make assumptions about a person’s accent based on what they look like rather than on what they sound like.

When you hear people speaking Japanese fluently, does it matter what they look like?

How about these people? An “A” for effort, yes?

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