Thursday 18 January 2018

Video: Australian woman wakes up with French accent after crash

AN Australian woman who developed a French accent after suffering a head injury in a bus crash says she is depressed and anxious.

Rowe said: “It makes me so angry, because I am Australian, I am not French!”

A spokesperson explained: “It’s just an accident of chance that can happen a person, their speech can overlap with the features of a known accent”.

Rowe woke up in a Melbourne hospital with a broken back and jaw - slurring her speech.

The slurring then developed into a French accent that after eight years has still not gone away.

Around 60 people are thought to suffer from Foreign Accent Syndrome, which is linked to damage to the part of the brain that controls speech.

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