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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Ross ( 1979 ) reports an empirical study of grammaticality judgements of 13
English sentences , selected so as to offer a range of sentences types on what he
regards as the continuum of grammaticality . Ross ' s results , based on the 12 ...
I report here only one feature , the Native Speaker ( NS ) – Non - native speaker (
NNS ) difference in terms of the overall sentence acceptance and rejection rate .
The results for NS / NNS selection of the four categories for all 12 sentences ...
Table 4 Mean ratings by NS and NNS on grammaticality sentences NS 3 . 6 1 . 5
4 . 9 4 . 3 1 . 9 2 . 6 NNS 2 . 7 2 . ... A product - moment correlation between the
two sets of sentence means gives an r of 0 . 88 . In other words , in spite of the ...