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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( Yngve , 1981 : 43 ) The Native Speaker in Applied Linguistics Applied
linguistics makes constant appeal to the concept of the native speaker . This
appeal is necessary because of the need applied linguistics has for models ,
norms and goals ...
Relevance to Applied Linguistics Two important applied linguistics issues arise
out of the discussion in this chapter . The first , raised by both the bilingualism
and semilingualism debates , is that of disadvantage . From an applied linguistics
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