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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Urdu , for example , has been widely taught in mosques and community schools
around Britain ( Molteno , 1984 ) ostensibly ' as a mother tongue ' to the children
of parents mainly of Pakistani origin , who may speak Punjabi or Pahari / Mirpuri
A related example is that of Hindi - Urdu . These two languages are essentially
politico - religious names given to the same language , now of course slightly
differentiated by Sanskrit loans in Hindi and Persian / Arabic loans in Urdu and ,
However , since he is himself Moslem , it is to Urdu that he turns in his search for
a code model . He finds increasingly in non - family situations where Urdu is
being used that even though his dialect approximates to Standard Urdu he feel ...