misemphasis

misemphasis

(ˌmɪsˈɛmfəsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
an incorrect emphasis
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The inevitable result was a kind of distortion, a falseness, a misemphasis.
differences in the localization of languages learned at different ages have not been related to differences in second language proficiency); and misemphasis placed on findings about unsuccessful adult language learners instead of on the many who reach near-native levels of proficiency in a second language.
conceives it may seem to encourage such a misemphasis.