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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That I suggested is a necessary implication both for language and for cognition . I
considered the view put forward by Felix ( 1987 ) that what is essential for native
speaker development is the dual cognitive system . That is a reminder of earlier ...
This may be an exaggeration in the sense that what is being suggested here is
not linguistic at all , rather it is one means of becoming linguistically active . Again
when the English second language child grows up and then wishes to rear his ...
This relates to the assumptions that we make of one another , assumptions we
take , as I have just suggested , in connection with an ethnomethodological
approach , about our shared understandings with community members . It is not
at all ...