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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Whether or not it is conceptually helpful to treat commumcative and linguistic
competence as separate remains an open question , as we have noted earlier .
Second language , foreign language and bilingual The topics second and foreign
What seems to underlie the use of the term second language is that it indicates a
command which is less than that of the first language , but stronger than that of
the foreign language . Foreign languages then seem to be acquired in order to ...
The effect of this view is to provide support for Felix ' s proposal of the existence
of two different cognitive systems : both are available for language learning – the
first , the system of language - specific cognitive structures and the second the ...