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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All members of a speech community systematically use ( or admit the use of )
stigmatised forms according to context but in different amounts and contexts (
Labov , 1972 ) . Members of a speech community know implicitly what the
What context seems to mean in instances of this kind is keeping up to date in
change of ( above all else ) vocabulary use . But note that no - one can hope to
keep up with all such changes especially in the more specialised fields .
Consider for ...
Janicki puts forward the interesting conjecture of there being perhaps three main
categories of non - native - speaker situation : ( 1 ) native speaker - non - native
speaker ( context L1 of native speaker ) , ( 2 ) native speaker - non - native ...