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Conoscenze e competenze nell’educazione linguistica

Paolo Balboni    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia     ORCID iD



Knowledge (declarative and procedural; tacit and epistemological; implicit and explicit; acquired and learned, operational and pragmatic knowledge); knowledge by acquaintance or by description; knowledge as commodity; competence; competency, capacity, ability, skill, mastery: these are the terms used to define the aims of educational linguistics, that is, knowledge about the language and competence in the language: the analysis vs. use pendulum that has been swinging for the last 25 centuries. The article tries to bring some terminological (and epistemological) order into this cluster of terms.

Keywords: Educational Linguistics. Language Teaching. Language Education. Communicative competence.

Language: it

Submitted: July 20, 2020
Published: Nov. 7, 2020

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