METALINGUISTIC AWARENESS

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is the conscious understanding and awareness of the full formal properties of a language such as English or French, including its function and semantic properties.

METALINGUISTIC AWARENESS: "A linguist typically have metalinguistic awareness where they have a working knowledge of the full formal properties of their languages."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "METALINGUISTIC AWARENESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/metalinguistic-awareness/ (accessed June 29, 2022).

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