linguistic competence


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Related to linguistic competence: Linguistic performance, Communicative competence

linguistic competence

[liŋ‚gwis·tik ′kaäm·pə·təns]
(psychology)
The knowledge of language.
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Based on the belief and the scholarly evidence that students should improve their awareness of the language if they were assessed on their linguistic competence together with the content, we designed two rubrics that included both aspects.
Two specific aspects of SIWI believed to contribute to students' English and/or ASL linguistic competence are (1) interactive writing and (2) the language zone.
he introduces the concept of Mundigkeit, which can roughly be translated as "the ability to use one's reason without being led by another." O'Sullivan here applies the concept within the context of linguistic competence, or facility in both learning a foreign language and intercultural communication.
Practitioners in two federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) were interviewed to explore how their organizations carried out best practices in cultural and linguistic competence (CLC) when integrating mental health services into primary care.
He introduced to the participants unique and striking ideas to construct tests for assessment of linguistic competence (grammar and vocabulary) and language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening), and to use alternative forms of assessment in their classroom, in addition to traditional achievement tests.
After analyzing the data obtained in two parallel tests of linguistic competence in Catalan and Spanish, the work focuses on the explicative possibilities of the Hypothesis when it comes to pinpointing the mechanisms at work in the acquisition of new languages by immigrant students in multilingual settings.
Hymes (1971), as a reaction to Chomsky's characterization of the linguistic competence of the "ideal native speaker," proposed the term communicative competence to represent the use of language in social context, or the observance of sociolinguistic norms and appropriateness.
In series two, four significant differences by indicators pointing the linguistic competence can be found (one of them is the supportive indicator "translation").
It is based on the linguistic competence of speech act participants, their common thesaurus and social experience, making up a considerable part of scientific communication background knowledge.
Linguistic competence consists in systematically relating given lexical items to other pieces of vocal and bodily conduct that signal how such items are produced and understood.

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