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 effect of this view is to provide support for Felix ' s proposal of the existence
of two different cognitive systems : both are available for language learning – the
first , the system of language - specific cognitive structures and the second the ...
Communicative Competence : Learning Now as for learning communicative
competence I take it for granted that the native speaker learns through use . ( I
observe that for some analysts there is no useful distinction between
They maintain : even if language learning talent involves continued use of the
first language acquisition system in adulthood , talented adult language learning
differs from child first language acquisition in one very significant respect .