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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The important choice of a model , therefore , raises issues of acceptability , of
currency and of intelligibility . It is in part for this reason , as we shall see , that
Paikeday ' s distinction between the ideal - native - speaker definition and the ...
Psycholinguistics continues today to be of importance in linguistics , though
perhaps less so than formerly , and it also continues to interest psychologists .
What is perhaps more important is that psycholinguistics has become
In other words , Long is challenging the view that all that is necessary for
acquisition to take place is comprehensible input ; he is also accepting the view
that Foreigner Talk ( Ferguson , 1971 ) plays as important a part in second -