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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Communicative. Competence. The native speaker learns and operates these
various skills largely without thinking . That , it will be remembered , was in part
our definition of a native speaker . If the child - first - language learner can
acquire a ...
That is , if communicative competence is in any sense generalisable across
members of a group , that is across native speakers , then communicative
competence reduces to appropriacy of language use in so - called normal
settings . In terms ...
an unanalysed version of communicative competence ( Morrow , 1979 ) . CLT
was a methodology imposed on a teacher - driven enterprise . It arose in part out
of the needs of UK - based EFL schools to provide materials for access for their ...