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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The Fourth Approach : Semilingualism The fourth approach proposes that while
some individuals are fully lingual ( that is competent ) , others are not and may be
called semilingual . Note that semilingualism must assume the existence of ...
Semilingualism and the Native Speaker So far I have accepted at least the
possibility of bilingual native speakers . I turn now to semilingualism ( see also
Chapter 2 ) . What about semilingual native speakers ? The issue of
semilingualism is ...
Myth and Reality Alan Davies. Relevance to Applied Linguistics Two important
applied linguistics issues arise out of the discussion in this chapter . The first ,
raised by both the bilingualism and semilingualism debates , is that of