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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Pedagogic grammar is of relevance , therefore , because it is intended to provide
the adult learner with a rapid learning experience . That this is necessary is
shown by the demands that adults place on themselves to learn a second
Relevance to Applied Linguistics The discussion in this chapter of high - mobility
situations underlines the developing multicultural state of many western societies
and of the need for applied linguistics to present a coherent policy of ...
... especially since the L1 model is neither desired by nor relevant to the kind of
communication between Elif speakers ' it is important to realise that native -
speaker language use is just one kind of reality , and not necessarily the relevant