Even after many years, even after getting proficient in a foreign language, non-native speakers won't lose their foreign accent.

Is there an equivalent to this for non-native writers? Will be something there that indicates that a writer is foreigner? Do native writers exists at all?

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    The main thing is exactly the same for spoken and written language: idioms. – curiousdannii May 14 '17 at 22:07
  • I think linguistics.stackexchange.com/questions/2114/… covers this – Quora Feans May 14 '17 at 23:58
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    The presupposition is a bit dubious. With enough practice, one can well perfect his pronunciation and intonation to a degree that it's practically impossible for a normal conversant to tell whether he's a native speaker or a later learner, especially if he started learning that language early enough, generally. Of course the majority of non-native speakers who don't specifically practice do still carry accents, but that's not a 100% thing. – xji May 19 '17 at 16:36
  • non-idiomatic writing – Mitch May 26 '17 at 13:19

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