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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There is plenty of evidence of what non - native speakers do , but that it is
different from the way native speakers behave is , to an extent , surmise . We are
not concerned here with grammatical errors : the fact that second language
And if it is they want evidence . Surveying the field , Hyltenstam and
Abrahamsson ( 2000 ) occupy a halfway position . Their careful study of the
evidence leads them to state : ' To our minds the Second Language research on
the topic of the ...
Now here there are serious problems about how to collect the evidence : even
the question to be asked is difficult to formulate . Is it , for example , ' Is this person
a native speaker or not ? ' for this assumes an unlikely awareness among the ...