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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Grammar 3 underlies all language use ; it is competence at its most abstract level
, what has also been called universal grammar . Problems of Abstraction Indeed ,
this is exactly the argument for the revolution made by transformational ...
Grammar 2 For the moment then let me leave Grammar 1 and Grammar 3 as
somehow both being the real stuff ( though ... Such a quest , that for universal
grammar , is indeed akin to the search for scientific generality ( which no doubt is
Indeed that it does not do so has been the burden of our argument since we have
accepted the principles and parameters model of Universal Grammar . According
to this model , different languages are the same languages ( or set of ...