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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Felix takes a clear Chomskian line : ' the human mind is organised in the form of
an infinite number of independent cognitive modules each having its own specific
properties – a person ' s ( tacit ) grammatical knowledge represents one such ...
That I suggested is a necessary implication both for language and for cognition . I
considered the view put forward by Felix ( 1987 ) that what is essential for native
speaker development is the dual cognitive system . That is a reminder of earlier ...
... or psychology ( in its present manifestations as psycholinguistics , cognitive
science , artificial intelligence and so on ) . ... of language is that ( as with
behaviourism in an earlier paradigm ) it tends to remake human cognition on the
model of ...