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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but also on psychological / developmental grounds since normal development in
language as in other areas seems , whatever the input , to lead to a fully formed
system . It seems to be the case that even impoverished language input ...
Now this does seem to make sense in areas such as function or domain , for
example in Celtic languages we may posit ... This is an old argument and seems
to make sense : it is probably the case that this is in reality for most people who
What context seems to mean in instances of this kind is keeping up to date in
change of ( above all else ) vocabulary use . But note that no - one can hope to
keep up with all such changes especially in the more specialised fields .
Consider for ...