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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And yet although this is common and indicates an important aspect of game
knowledge it is not , I suggest , necessary . We can all be chess players ,
however badly we play ( although there is one caveat which is that we do need to
have some ...
At the same time consideration must be given on structural grounds as to just
how necessary the standard language really is for all functions including
education . " Obviously ' says Bartsch ( 1988 : 122 ) ' for many occupational
In other words , Long is challenging the view that all that is necessary for
acquisition to take place is comprehensible input ; he is also accepting the view
that Foreigner Talk ( Ferguson , 1971 ) plays as important a part in second -