Deidealization of the native speaker III: What’s a native speaker anyway?

What is a native speaker anyway? Claire Kramsch, from the University of California, Berkeley, in her paper “The Privilege of the Nonnative Speaker” discusses the definition of the native speaker implying that it may not really have to do with the privilege of birth or education, but with being recognized as such by [...]

Deidealization of the native speaker II: unique multilingual perspective

Unique Multilingual Perspective Have you ever wished you achieved a “native sound” in the foreign language you are studying? I guess there are people with an innate talent for learning languages and they get to sound as any other local speaker, maybe with an alien pronunciation or word here and there, but still [...]

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