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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Janicki puts forward the interesting conjecture of there being perhaps three main
categories of non - native - speaker situation : ( 1 ) native speaker - non - native
speaker ( context L1 of native speaker ) , ( 2 ) native speaker - non - native ...
I have discussed the question of whether an L2 learner can become a native
speaker of a target language and have agreed that this is possible though difficult
. I have separated out the question of childhood bilingualism , pointing out that ...
I concluded that it is difficult for an adult non - native speaker to become a native
speaker of a second language precisely because I define a native speaker as a
person who has early acquired the language . However , the limitations imposed