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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... is not allowed to make , the purpose of the game , why the game is being
played and what indicates winning Knowledge 2 : knowing or being able to
recognise the shape of each of the pieces even if the set is a new , previously
unseen one .
First , it indicates the distinction between performance and competence .
Performance ( in chess , tennis , games – and language ) means putting into
action Knowledge 1 – 3 , that is playing the game , producing , using the
One of the examples he uses there is of an interview where the interviewer is a
British female native speaker ( B ) and the interviewee an Indian male ( A ) . Here
is a small part of the text . ( N . A . indicates ' not audible ' . ) 19 . A : Um , may I ...