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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Scottish English ( not Scots here ) and British English share a common langue
although they would not be identical in , for example ... To some extent what is
regarded as British English is itself an artefact , an outcome of various
... that the English spoken in England and the English spoken in Scotland
combine , with other Englishes , to make what ... as ' a language ' ( British English
) and yet in terms of phonology the systems of English and Scottish English are
In the case of putative standards , say Scottish English and English English , the
solution sometimes taken is precisely to claim an alternative Standard , for
example Scottish English , and insist that this has its own set of discrete norms .
Such a ...