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  • noun linguistics The process whereby a language acquires native speakers.

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  • Several empirically rich case studies form 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.

    languagehat.com: NATIVE SPEAKER.

  • What you are proposing is the re-nativization of an innocuous word “spirituality” whose meaning is distorted with a lot of religious baggage.

    Spirituality for Skeptics. | Mind on Fire

  • Adding more insult to their near fatal injury is the fact that Han politicians have even usurped their only remaining sacred and inherent property, which is the “Native Taiwanese” title, in the guise of “nativization” or “localization” doctrines.

    Divide and conquer? » Japundit Blog

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