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What is a language associate?

 

Definition
 

A language associate is a person who

 
  • teaches you how to speak a language
  • provides you with language data, and
  • helps you do linguistic research.
Characteristics
 

Language associates should be

 
  • easy to work with
  • interested in the work
  • available to work on a regular basis
  • a fluent speaker of the language, and
  • a mother tongue speaker, if possible.

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