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Non-English-speaking migrants learn the local dialect quicker than native English speakers

Australian flags held by fans as Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, conduct a meet the people walk at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney,

The unique Australian lexicon can be confusing for newcomers but new research has actually found non-English speaking migrants pick up Aussie English quicker than their English-speaking counterparts.

The authors of the Australian National University study say the findings dispel the perception new arrivals are resistant to assimilation.  It appears that those without an English-speaking background are quite happy to adopt the new language as they hear it.    The researchers  have found migrants learning English as their second language use local Aussie words and phrases at the same rate as Australian-born people.

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