The Native Speaker: Myth and Reality
Linguists, applied linguists and language teachers all appeal to the native speaker as an important reference point. But what exactly (who exactly?) is the native speaker? This book examines the native speaker from different points of view, arguing that the native speaker is both myth and reality.
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Chapter 9 : Assessment and Second Language Acquisition Research In Chapter
9 we discuss the contribution of language assessment to our understanding of
the native speaker and then examine evidence of second language acquisition ...
Summary In this chapter we have considered the role of the native speaker in
applied linguistics , set out our argument , provided a plan for the book as a
whole chapter by chapter and noted the range of views in the literature . We
That this is necessary is shown by the demands that adults place on themselves
to learn a second language quickly because they are unwilling to go through all
the childhood learning again ( see the Winitz , 1981 , reference in Chapter 2 ) .