appropriacy

appropriacy

(əˈprəʊprɪəsɪ)
n
the condition of delicate and precise fittingness of a word or expression to its context, even when it is chosen from a number of close synonyms
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Interestingly, these results show a mismatch compared to what has been observed in previous studies (Fathman, 1980; Kormos, 2000; Poulisse & Bongaerts, 1994) which concluded that L2 learners paid considerably more attention to lexical appropriacy and in some cases phonological appropriacy rather than to grammatical elements such as verb forms.
In ESL textbooks for business and employment, it is often simply equated with "interpersonal skills." I have found it useful to define it similarly to the term "appropriacy" in linguistics, namely, a range of personal skills and behaviours: "self-awareness and cultural awareness as well as interpersonal skills, including verbal and nonverbal communication, that follow or reflect expected polite behaviour, especially in the business or workplace context" (Bartel, 2014, p.
These norms are norms of appropriacy, culturally conditioned on a cline of 'writtenness' and 'spokenness'.
(3) To evaluate the appropriacy of our meter report protocol for the resource-constrained devices, we implement our protocol on the Intel Edison platform which is a development system for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Hymes' application (1971) of discourse analysis theories and cognitive psychology to the understanding of SLA highlighted that previous stances had failed to see two paramount aspects of this process, namely the social dimension of language use and the sociolinguistic norms of appropriacy that define different contexts.
The next step was to investigate the appropriacy of undertaking a factorial analysis, observing results which supported it [KMO = .86 and the Bartlett sphericity test, [chi square](28) = 667.17, p < .001].
(5) An example of the application of egalitarian rationale to language pedagogy is the appropriacy discourse, whereby linguistic diversity is accepted, as long as it obeys certain rules of code distribution (i.e.
A minority elected to study full-time in order to have the opportunity to be supported in developing their careers whilst preparing for the twin requirement of the PEAT: accuracy and appropriacy. They consciously opted for a course of study encompassing more than test preparation: they signed up to a program in which they would develop their career prospects by preparing for the PEAT via a process of learning to use emerging technologies as teachers and by creating their own reflective ePortfolios (Cross, 2012: 42).
This gap between the knowledge and the skills identified in the policy and translated in the curriculum (examination and course contents) shows the lack of appropriacy pragmatic significance and productive utility of the syllabus.
As regards accuracy, several assessment criteria grids include it as "accuracy and appropriacy in language use" (PTE, iTEP, Trinity exams), others divide it into different discrete factors, including phonological control, tone and grammar and mechanics (iTEP); finally, some refer to accuracy under the heading of pronunciation (Cambridge exams, IELTS).