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 it is possible but difficult for an adult second language learner to become a
native speaker of the target language . The issue of disadvantage , which
Halliday raises in connection with education in a second language , is taken up
from a dispute about the individual ' s capacity are likely to stem Standard or (
standard ) Language . An L2 Native Speaker ? To what extent can the L2 learner
become a target - language native speaker ? We will consider this question in ...
In this way the question ' Can a second language learner become a native
speaker of a target language ? ' reduces to ' Is it necessary to acquire a code in
early childhood in order to be a native speaker of that code ? ' . Now the answer
to this ...