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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( 3 ) performance as measured by a particular testing procedure . ( Some of the
procedures are so widely used that levels of performance on them ( e . g . '
superior ' , ' intermediate ' , ' novice ' on the FSI Scales ) have become common
One question ' , they remark , ' that seducators ) continually face is the degree to
which non - native learners in a particular country should be tested on local as
opposed to metropolitan varieties of English ' ( Hill & Parry , 1994 : 2 ) .
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indeed a particular , often sacred , text ) , it ... belong to Standard Languages
since they may either fall outside the range of particular Standard Languages ( as