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 [...]

Deidealization of the native speaker I

The Privilege of the Nonnative Speaker I have recently found an opinion paper with the title “The privilege of the nonnative Speaker” which I read with much interest, as it discusses several interesting concepts related to language learning. It challenges, from the perspective of linguistic travel, traditional assumptions which have rendered an idealized [...]

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