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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Norm transience Bartsch writes relevantly of norm beneficiaries and norm victims
and the West Indian Antiguan writer ... It is therefore loyalty to the implied norms
of one or the other language which makes a speaker claim to be a Hindi speaker
the case in terms of two or more competing Standards ( say British and American
English ) where it may not be clear to a speaker of one whether or not a feature is
governed by the others ' norms . In the case of putative standards , say Scottish ...
a linguistic and a cultural sense , which in his case means the norms of OVEs ,
the identity Kandiah is concerned with is identity with the NVE group ; and
confidence for him means asserting that the English variety which his NVE