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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So I now propose to look at the distinction between a language and a dialect .
These are distinctions that have no meaning in terms of two of the three
Grammars we discussed in Chapter 3 either for the individual ( the speaker of
Grammar 1 ) ...
No doubt there are cases where even the basic categorial distinction breaks
down and we may find that sex change or sex reversal has taken place but , by
and large , we do accept that there is a category of sex and that other distinctions
I shall use the common distinctions whereby Knowledges 1 – 3 are knowledge /
what ( or that ) and Knowledge 4 is ... For even in Knowledge 4 , in relation to
games , there is a distinction among players , first of all in terms of knowledge .