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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I shall argue that this type of agreement , a decision of this kind , is heavily
dependent on attitude and although there must ( in ... Does this mean that
speakers are intelligible to one another only because they choose to be so , that
it is attitudes ...
Communities of a nation normally accept a common attitude towards the law and
to the culture ( s ) of the ... And linguistic conventions ( we shall use the general
term norms to cover both conventions and attitudes as well as rules ) are just as ...
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