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Article: Logophilia, logophobia and the terra mota of personal linguistic experience

TitleLogophilia, logophobia and the terra mota of personal linguistic experience
Authors
KeywordsEnglish in hong kong
Language and reality
Linguistic responsibility
Metalinguistics
Personal linguistic experience
Issue Date2012
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/langcom
Citation
Language & Communication, 2012, v. 32 n. 3, p. 257-264 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article discusses how an integrational approach to teaching linguistics at tertiary education institutions differs from the orthodox approach. Drawing from experience with English in Hong Kong, it is argued that individuals need to become confident and responsible language-users, which, in turn, requires a different understanding of how language relates to one's personal life. A 'science' of linguistics, however, takes for granted that there is a semantically determinate metalanguage which operates independently of time, culture, language, and people; a consequence of this is that students come to think of verbal communication exclusively in reference to languages, i.e. fixed codes that individuals already possess prior to language-use. Mythical thinking about language, however, leads to pathologies identified here as 'logophilia' and 'logophobia', respectively. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/163658
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.366
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.633
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dc.date.issued2012en_HK
dc.identifier.citationLanguage & Communication, 2012, v. 32 n. 3, p. 257-264en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThis article discusses how an integrational approach to teaching linguistics at tertiary education institutions differs from the orthodox approach. Drawing from experience with English in Hong Kong, it is argued that individuals need to become confident and responsible language-users, which, in turn, requires a different understanding of how language relates to one's personal life. A 'science' of linguistics, however, takes for granted that there is a semantically determinate metalanguage which operates independently of time, culture, language, and people; a consequence of this is that students come to think of verbal communication exclusively in reference to languages, i.e. fixed codes that individuals already possess prior to language-use. Mythical thinking about language, however, leads to pathologies identified here as 'logophilia' and 'logophobia', respectively. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/langcomen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofLanguage & Communicationen_HK
dc.subjectEnglish in hong kongen_HK
dc.subjectLanguage and realityen_HK
dc.subjectLinguistic responsibilityen_HK
dc.subjectMetalinguisticsen_HK
dc.subjectPersonal linguistic experienceen_HK
dc.titleLogophilia, logophobia and the terra mota of personal linguistic experienceen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailPable, A: apable@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.langcom.2012.04.001en_HK
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