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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Language evidence for competence is provided by performance which , like
competence , is subject to systematic idealisation . Thus competence is the
system ( both the linguist ' s and the native speaker ' s ) , performance the
processing of ...
First , it indicates the distinction between performance and competence .
Performance ( in chess , tennis , games – and language ) means putting into
action Knowledge 1 – 3 , that is playing the game , producing , using the
We can set the level ( which becomes criterion referencing ) and then we can
determine not just how the most able perform but also how most people perform ;
and then , if we wish , we can set a lower level of performance which we may