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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Before we bring together the arguments set out in this book , we review the kinds
of judgement relevant to our understanding of the native speaker . These
judgements are of two kinds : judgements of identity and judgements of language
question of identity , that is the judgements are being made about people , but ,
as will be obvious , it is difficult to separate judgements of people from
judgements of language . In fact it may always be a matter of identity , that is to
say that ...
Judgements of Language We have briefly considered judgements of language in
Chapter 9 . Much of the literature on second - language acquisition and
interlanguage concerns such judgements , judgements often comparing native