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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longer serve the interaction purpose for which they were intended , then they are
abandoned for new norms : norms come about when certain recurrent problems
of adjusting actions between partners in interaction emerge . Norms provide ...
Thus a Welsh speaker who may find s / he can cope with close family interaction
in Welsh will feel ignorant about how to communicate in Welsh in more public
situations but may be able to cope in those public situations perfectly
Expecting interaction between native speaker - native speaker to ... arguing from
the notion of restricted codes , since they are based on a situation in which all
interaction takes place among dialectal or subcultural in - group members .