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 question I want to address is in what sense we can speak of a speaker of
Singaporean or Indian English as being a native speaker of English ( Tay , 1982 ;
and see Chapter 1 ) . As will be clear there are really two distinct questions here ...
And so Seidlhofer recommends that attention be given to the variety of English
used by speakers of English as a Lingua Franca ( EliF ) communicating with one
another . She claims that the appeal to the native speaker ( NS ) as model for all ...
... in India or Indian English , it made less eminent sense to speak of Indian
English as a non - native variety of English . ... speakers but what does that have
to do with the fact that Trudgill is a native speaker of English English and
Mohanan is ...