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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English share with one another ( for example , they share some parts of the same
grammar ) but the idea that there is a ... International English The third high -
mobility situation in which I must consider the native speaker is that of so - called
looking at International English is to see it as one more development in the
standardisation process ; that International English is a further development of
the standard Englishes that we now have . To what extent this makes it different
in any ...
If British English , Singapore English or indeed English as an International
Language can claim to be standard languages , then it makes sense to regard a
speaker of one of those codes as a native speaker . The debate about the native