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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Indeed it probably strengthens it , in the sense that what feminists are claiming is
that men and women do not have different systems and should not have different
uses because they do ( necessarily for the argument ) all speak the same ...
linguistic imperialism argument which states that English ( and by implication any
world language ) rides roughshod over all local languages with which it comes in
contact and particularly those in the ex - colonies : so now the critique is not ...
Much of the argument , and the anger , that we find in , for example , R . Singh (
1998 ) comes from those who have a connection to that subcontinent . There the
exposure to English has been long ; there English has official status ; there too ...