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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But it is worth noting that such discrimination is typically found in mother - tongue
English settings ( or , exceptionally – see ... Clearly such native users - this is
agreed – speak a different variety of English , a NVE , but this is in no way inferior
... in India or Indian English , it made less eminent sense to speak of Indian
English as a non - native variety of English . ... earlier publication , had
commented that ' non - nativeness does not inhere in the variety but in the
speakers ' ( Trudgill ...
Hill ( 1996 : 32 ) comments : the majority of Indonesian learners will use English
to communicate with other non - native ... Britain or Australia . . . this approach
also aims to recognize the Indonesian variety of English both as an appropriate ...