What is the defining line between being a native English speaker and having an advanced knowledge?
I know what a native speaker is, but I want to know your *opinion*. It seems there are varying "definitions" on italki. So, I want to know what you think.
Please, no copying and pasting. If I wanted to find my answer elsewhere, I would "google" it myself. : )
...or a native vs. advanced speaker of ANY language, for that matter.Does it mean you were "born into" the language, or acquired it in your early years (but was not your first language), etc. Or, if you learned it as a baby (but not in the country where it was spoken), etc.??? What are your opinions on this?Thanks for all of the great responses! I really enjoy reading your opinions.