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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As will be clear what I am really talking about here is culture as much as
language , since what we expect of the native speaker in terms of appropriate
behaviour is that s / he should have immediate access to the culture of which s /
he is a ...
Linguistic Relativity The membership claim is seen in a different guise in the
continuing argument over the relation of language , culture and thought . In this
argument there is a sense of the uniqueness of the native speaker who has both
Kachru , Y . Y . ( 1988 ) Language and cultural meaning : Discourse in South
Asian English . ... Kaplan , R . ( 1966 ) Cultural thought patterns in intercultural
education . ... Kramsch , C . ( 1993 ) Context and Culture in Language Teaching .