STATUS OF SOCIOLINGUISTIC COMPETENCE WITHIN MODELS OF COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE

Authors

  • Xamroyeva Nilufar Xamidullaevna

Abstract

In today's globalized society, the ability to express oneself in a foreign or second language
is a vital skill. For a speaker to be able to be considered a bilingual speaker, he or she must
have the capability to talk about any subject in any situation from the dinner table to a
speech at the inaugural ball. According to the American Council on the Teaching on
foreign Languages (ACTFL) scale for language proficiency, superior level of speaking
means the learner is approaching such a capacity. To reach the superior level of speaking
ability, one must be able to speak about abstract topics and speak appropriately in a wide
variety of settings with very few errors. However, even after studying another language
for many years, learners often still never achieve this level of proficiency and have
great difficulty in expressing themselves in that language to a native speaker. Reasons
for this continued difficulty in communicating in the second language can include
problems with pronunciation, lack of knowledge on actual speech use of idiomatic
expressions and slang, and learner differences in the ability to acquire language and in
motivation to produce native-like speech. Another important contributing factor for
incompetence in the language is that the speaker does not know which utterances are
appropriate in the social situation in which he or she is speaking. This ability to adjust
one's speech to fit the situation in which it is said is called sociolinguistic competence, and
without this ability, even the most perfectly grammatical utterances can convey a meaning
entirely different from that which the speaker intended.

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Published

2020-12-01

How to Cite

Xamroyeva Nilufar Xamidullaevna. (2020). STATUS OF SOCIOLINGUISTIC COMPETENCE WITHIN MODELS OF COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17(6), 7319 - 7326. Retrieved from http://mail.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/2110