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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Over time the Welsh learnt English , very rarely the other way round . The Welsh
and English speaking groups intermarried and Welsh declined as all languages
have in the path of a juggernaut like English . It is sometimes claimed that this ...
Welsh as a criticism of such policies on the grounds of the restriction on personal
and cognitive development which , it is argued , may well need the channel of the
first language for full development . But even if such arguments about cognitive ...
possible in the USA to be black and American , so why not Welsh and British (
even indeed Welsh and English ) ? But among the teachers and learners of
Welsh as a second language such dual identity was not acceptable to those who