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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Myth and Reality Alan Davies. discussions about language teaching and
learning return . The nativespeaker concept appears to be both the process and
the product to which we appeal . Process because native - speaker - like
behaviours are ...
It appears to address precisely the problem that we claimed earlier langue does
not solve , the question of defining what the label langue means . Why do we say
' appears to address the problem ? The question can be put another way : does ...
... sol elle plonge dans la chair ardente du ciel elle troue l ' accablement opaque
de sa droite patience . ' Cahier d ' un retour au pays natal This angry distress was
, it appears , not directed at the language takeover ; their primary complaint was ...