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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But motivation is an unsatisfactory answer to a non - question since it can only be
an answer to itself , i . e . what motivates ? . . . motivation ? ( rather like the famous
LeviStrauss comment on incest : the answer to a question which has not been ...
This question seems hardly worth asking since the answer must be that of course
they do , unless there is a catch in it . But there is no catch . Nonnative speakers ,
even those with similar language learning experience and other matched ...
I seem to have got myself into a logical dilemma which may be the answer to my
question . ... answers to the question : ( 1 ) The first is the creole continuum
answer which we have already dealt with and which points out that the children ...