native speaker

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • NS (initialism)

Etymology[edit]

native +‎ speaker

Noun[edit]

native speaker (plural native speakers)

  1. (linguistics) A person who grew up with a particular language as their mother tongue.
    Synonym: L1 speaker
    Antonym: non-native speaker
    Native speakers of English get paid much more than locals in the schools.
    • 2018, Clarence Green; James Lambert, “Advancing disciplinary literacy through English for academic purposes: Discipline-specific wordlists, collocations and word families for eight secondary subjects”, in Journal of English for Academic Purposes, volume 35, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeap.2018.07.004, page 106:
      In the past, secondary classrooms have perhaps been seen as largely native speaker environments, but this is certainly no longer the case and secondary teachers are fully aware they need pedagogies and materials that support the different language backgrounds and proficiencies of contemporary classrooms.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈneɪ̯tɪv ˈspiːkə/, /ˈneːtɪf ˈspiːkə/, /ˈneːtɪf ˈspiːkɐ/
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  • Hyphenation: na‧tive spea‧ker

Noun[edit]

native speaker m (genitive native speaker, plural native speakers)

  1. Alternative form of Native Speaker

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English native speaker.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

native speaker m pers (feminine native speakerka)

  1. native speaker
    Synonym: rodzimy użytkownik języka
    Antonym: nierodzimy użytkownik języka

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