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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To what extent educational disadvantage can be attributed to not being a native
speaker is debatable , especially since a ... For our discussion in this book , this
raises acutely the question of what it is one is supposed to be a native speaker of
Age and the Native Speaker The problems of semilingualism and of bilingualism
both raise the question of age with becoming a native speaker . The question is
whether it is possible to become a native speaker after a certain age ( Harley ...
In this way the question ' Can a second language learner become a native
speaker of a target language ? ' reduces to ' Is it necessary to acquire a code in
early childhood in order to be a native speaker of that code ? ' . Now the answer
to this ...