Ainu Language Analysis

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3. Myth of so called native speakers/native tongue This problem is closely connected with issue described in pervious part. Scholars and Ainu themselves (people who identify themselves as Ainu) usually seriously think that speakers of Ainu can be only those who learned language from their parents in childhood. As it has been shown above people who learned Ainu in their childhood could forget it well (and usually they did). If we accept the myth of native speakers then there probably are very few people who can speak Ainu, but if we pay attention to communicative ability only and don’t care about ways of learning the language then we can see that there are more people who are actually Ainu speakers. We suppose that conception of native speaker/native tongue should be thrown as well as concept of ‘native’ gender. As far as people don’t hesitate to change their own nature then they should not hesitate to change…show more content…
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