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  • non-native speaker


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  • The NNS is the number of patients who must be screened to prevent one bad outcome from the disease.

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  • Even her own research suggests that NNS teachers are resistant to the argument that their own L1 accented English offers an acceptable model to their learners.

    I is for Identity « An A-Z of ELT

  • In her (aptly titled) 2007 book, English as a Lingua Franca: Attitude and Identity (OUP) she finds again and again “there was a strong sense that [her NNS informants] desired a native-like English identity as signalled by a native-like accent, especially in their roles as teachers” (p. 231).

    I is for Identity « An A-Z of ELT

  • In the particular setting of Palestine we are choosing to amplify the NNS – NS difference, but there are multiple other differences some of which I can imagine and most of which I may never know.

    N is for Native-speakerism « An A-Z of ELT

  • None of this is new to any of us, but it does appear to me to complement the binary NNS NS difference, which can be in danger of labelling surface qualities and attributing other qualities to those surface qualities (a useful critical inquiry in itself). and perhaps obscuring other qualities of personal presence that may be necessary for making a worthwhile difference.

    N is for Native-speakerism « An A-Z of ELT

  • ELLIJAY, Ga (NNS) -- A T-39N Sabreliner crashed near Ellijay, Ga., at approximately 4 p.m. April


  • Bahrain (NNS) -- Search and rescue efforts continue for


  • November 2001: Northrup Grumman buys Newport News Shipbuilding for $2.1 billion, plus assuming $500 million in NNS debt, making it a huge Hampton Roads employer.

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  • NAPLES, Italy (NNS) -- Two U.S. Navy Sailors were found dead this morning in their hotel room while on liberty in Tema, Ghana.


  • At the young learner events I attend there is a good mix of NS and NNS.

    Guest blog: More on the NEST/non-NEST divide (or does it exist at all?) « Ken Wilson's Blog


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