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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Second language , foreign language and bilingual The topics second and foreign
language are also relevant to our ... We have already noted that defining the
mother tongue and the first and dominant language is done in opposition to , for ...
What seems to underlie the use of the term second language is that it indicates a
command which is less than that of the first language , but stronger than that of
the foreign language . Foreign languages then seem to be acquired in order to ...
Knowledge and Proficiency If it is suggested that foreign - language users of
English may also be speakers of International English then any relevance of this
concept for the native speaker must collapse because it confuses level of