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Related to Linguistic competence: Linguistic performance, Communicative competence

competence

(Ability), noun adequacy, adroitness, capability, capacity, conversance, dexterity, effectuality, efficacy, eligibility, enablement, endowment, equipment, experience, facility, faculty, fitness, flair, forte, gift, grasp, intelligence, legal competence, legal fitness, mastery, potency, proficiency, qualifications, responsibility, skill, sufficiency, suitability, talent, training
Associated concepts: competency of a witness, competent and intelligent waiver of counsel, competent authority, competent jurisdiction, legally competent
Foreign phrases: Homo potest esse habilis et inhabilis diiersis temporibus.A man may be capable and incapable at different times. Nemo praesens nisi intelligat. One is not present unless he understands. Nullus idoneus testis in re sua intelligitur. No person is deemed to be a commetent witness in his own behalf. Pupillus pati posse non intelligitur. An infant is not considered able to do an act to his own prejudice. Sola ac per se senectus donationem testamentum aut transactionem non vitiat. Old age alone and of itself will not vitiate a will or gift.

competence

(Sanity), noun capability, coherence, healthy mindedness, lucidity, mental ballnce, mental capacity, mental equilibrium, mental health, normalcy, normality, normalness, rationality, reason, sanemindedness, saneness, sense, senses, sound mind, soundmindedness, soundness, soundness of mind
Associated concepts: age of maturity, competency of a wittess, competent and intelligent waiver of counsel, age of maturity, infancy, legally competent, mental competence, non compos mentis
Foreign phrases: Furiosi nulla voluntas est.A madman has no will.
See also: ability, aptitude, caliber, capacity, discretion, efficiency, experience, facility, faculty, flair, force, gift, performance, potential, power, prowess, science, skill, specialty, strength, sufficiency, technique

competence

see COMPETENCY.
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Results of Interviews Themes/Subthemes Examples Clinical: Patient-centered care for underserved populations Patient-centered care * Strengths-based, preventive approach (100%; n = 8) * Inclusion of family in treatment Accessibility * Evening and weekend hours (100%; n = 8) * Locations in high-need areas * Appointment availability Linguistic competence * High number of bilingual (100%; n = 8) (Spanish/English) staff * Telephone interpreters Cultural competence * Provider self-report of competence with (100%; n = 8) groups that are well-represented in the patient population (e.
The frequency distribution on figure 11 shows that the allocation of the incidences in the experimental group has two peaks (two sub-groups with different results)--the first one has zero sum of points for linguistic competence, while the second has four points.
Thus, while the former actually covers the linguistic competence, the latter refers to the communication competence.
This has sometimes been adduced as evidence that linguistic competence must be understood as knowledge (in the "propositional attitude" sense) of grammatical contents (see Higginbotham 1987; Knowles 2000; Patterson 1998).
employers that a potentially effective measure can be taken to improve and enhance linguistic competence of international nurses, especially for those from non-English speaking countries.
It is difficult to relate the indicators of this subdimension to communicative skills, so we could conclude that in fact there is no connection between the subdimension of "emotion regulation" and linguistic competence.
Noam Chomsky (1965) defines linguistic competence as the system of linguistic knowledge possessed by native speakers of a language which makes it possible for speakers to produce and understand an infinite number of sentences in their language and to distinguish grammatical sentences from ungrammatical sentences.
while explaining the teachers' linguistic competence and insecurity claims that most English language teachers are native speakers of Chinese.
Linguistic competence allows an agent to deal with an indefinite number of meanings: an individual who can deal with abstract compositional meanings (like "x chases y," or, in general, "x does f to y") will also be able to deal with an indefinite number of particular instances of theirs.
born lawyer husband, she has raised two children who, as adults, seem to have little interest in the country of origin of their mother (one speaks Spanish quite well; we have less information on the linguistic competence of the other).
The FL/SL instructor can hope to measure the learners' linguistic competence by means of the TL product.
According to Alderson and Urquart (1985; 1988), Johnson (1981), Olah (1984), Zuck and Zuck (1984), Perezt and Shoham (1990), Hammadou (1991) and Salager-Meyer (1991a), the degree of FL reading comprehension can be more easily predicted by topic familiarity criteria than by the student's linguistic competence or the linguistic level of the text (in terms of syntactic simplification or of explicit knowledge of text-related vocabulary).

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