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The Native Speaker

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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.
The Native Speaker
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Alan Davies has taught and researched English and Applied Linguistics in Kenya, Nepal, Australia, Hong Kong and the U.K and is now Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics in the University of Edinburgh. In the 1960s he developed the English Proficiency Test Battery, which the British Council used prior to ELTS and IELTS. A former editor of the journals Applied Linguistics and Language Testing, his publications include Principles of Language Testing (Blackwell 1990), An Introduction to Applied Linguistics (Edinburgh U.P. 1999) and Dictionary of Language Testing (Cambridge U.P. 1999).
Preface to First edition Preface to Second edition Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Psycholinguistic aspects of the native speaker Chapter 3: Linguistic aspects of the native speaker Chapter 4: Sociolinguistic aspects of the native speaker Chapter 5: Lingualism and the knowledges of the native speaker Chapter 6: Communicative aspects of the native speaker Chapter 7: Intelligibility and the speech community Chapter 8: Losing one's language Chapter 9: Assessment and second language acquisition research Chapter 10: Conclusion: who is the native speaker? Appendix/References/ Index
Author
Alan Davies
Series
Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
Year
2003
Edition
2nd
ISBN-10
1853596221
ISBN-13
9781853596223
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2003-02-01
Subtitle
Myth and Reality
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
DEWEY
401.9
Illustrations
references, index
Birth
1931 Feb.17
Publisher
Channel View Publications Ltd
Place of Publication
Bristol
Imprint
Multilingual Matters
Pages
248
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