In the study of myth, veracity is secondary to the way in which a story symbolizes human experience more generally. What is particularly interesting is the way that myths are used to justify social order, and to encourage or coerce consensual participation in that order. Myths are magical and powerful constructs; they can motivate social behavior and actions which would be otherwise contrary to logic or reason. Linguists have struggled to find an accurate definition of the word accent, and for the most part, given it up as a bad job. Generally accent can only be understood and defined if there is something to compare it with. Two varieties of a single language are distinguished by accent when differences are restricted primarily to phonology (prosodic and segmental features). When a native speaker of a language other than English learns English, accent is used to refer to the breakthrough of native language phonology into the target language.