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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Author Biography - Rajendra Singh
Rajendra Singh, Department of Linguistics, University of Montreal, Canada