Signing with an Accent

It’s been my observation that nearly everyone who speaks English as a second language have a tell-tale accent. It’s not a big deal to me. But it seems no matter how fluent they are in English, if it’s their second language, they either pronounce words differently and/or do not follow exact proper English.

However, they almost always communicate just fine! I’m talking about exact proper grammar and pronunciation.

So it makes me wonder, if ASL is my second language, will I always seem to “give myself away” as a person who uses ASL as a second language? And if so, I wonder at what level. And what does it look like to have an “English accent” in ASL?

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