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LANGUAGE AWARENESS

LANGUAGE AWARENESS. A term in LANGUAGE TEACHING and APPLIED LINGUISTICS for the development of greater awareness among schoolchildren of the nature and purpose of LANGUAGE. Promoters of language awareness seek to apply the findings of linguistic research to education at large. Courses in Modern Languages and in English that are based on language awareness encourage an appreciation of diversity among languages and varieties of languages, and of such matters as the mechanisms for speech, the nature of writing systems, and the historical development of language.

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