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Knowing a Language: What Does it Mean?

  • Marilyn Lewis
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Part of the How to Study book series (HS)

Abstract

People talk admiringly about how many languages others know but when they talk about their own language knowledge they are more conservative. They realise that there is much more to knowing a language than being able to exchange short conversations with visiting tourists. This chapter investigates four aspects involved in ‘knowing’ a language.

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© Marilyn Lewis 1999

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