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 child , then , does not speak the standard language as his native tongue . It is
only after he reaches school , long after his speech - habits are formed , that he is
taught the standard language . No language is like the native language that ...
I can even refer to this effect as speaking like the book and it surely is the case
that those people who use the standard ... I can most appropriately speak of a
native speaker as someone who regards the standard language as his / her
Speak louder ! ' etc . then the typical speaker reaction is to concur not object , the
assumption being that it is the channel that is under criticism , not the message
nor the speaker . Fluent spontaneous discourse Pawley and Syder ( 1983 ) ...