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Description - The Native Speaker by Rajendra Singh

The distinguished contributors focus essentially on the origins of the concept 'native speaker' and also present psycho- and neurolinguistics perspectives in their assessment. Several empirically rich case studies from India, Singapore and Africa are used to illustrate the structure of languages and the politics involved in the 'nativization' and 'othering' of varieties and dialects of speech. Social empowerment through language purity and linguistic corruption are related problematics which also receive attention. The emphasis is not merely on cognitive issues but on socio-historical ones as well. This volume will generate a serious debate regarding the origins and identity of the 'native speaker'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761992134
ISBN-10: 0761992138
Format: Hardback
Pages: 226
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 26-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Rajendra Singh

Rajendra Singh, Department of Linguistics, University of Montreal, Canada