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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In this regard being a native speaker would mean being close linguistically ( not
of course identical ) to other speakers . And that is of course exactly the case in
reality . To return to my relatives , although we do not have the same set of rules ...
Of course there is the additional intervention of the standardisation process , such
that when Singaporean English is described , itself as we have just observed the
product of an idealisation routine , the very fact of its existence will cause ...
stands for what , then there can only be chaos or randomness or , of course , total
and instant victory for one side . Describing the Four Kinds of Knowledge
Knowledge 1 , in spite of what has just been said , is a form of convention . Rules