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Linguistic awareness refers to the knowledge of how sounds can be converted into graphemes to produce words and how words can be sequenced to convey meaning.

Linguistic competence is defined as underlying knowledge that allows a cognitive processor to engage in a particular cognitive activity involving language , independent of behavior expressing that knowledge. Contrast with Linguistic performance .

Linguistic determinism refers to the hypothesis that languages determine non-linguistic cognitive processes such as the perception of shapes. It is the hypothesis that language determines thought, with the corollary that speakers of different languages may, as result, think differently. Linguistic determinism is also known as the Whorfian hypothesis.
Linguistic intergroup bias refers to the tendency to describe positive ingroup and negative outgroup behaviors more abstractly and negative ingroup and positive outgroup behaviors more concretely.
Linguistic Mapping means putting the child’s message into expressive output.

Linguistic performance refers to the behavior or responses actually produced by a cognitive processor engaged in a particular cognitive activity involving language . Contrast with Linguistic competence .

Linguistic relativity is defined as the assertion that speakers of different languages have differing cognitive systems and that these different cognitive systems influence the ways in which people speaking the various languages think about the world. Linguistic relativity is the hypothesis that the cognitive processes determined by language vary from language to language.

Linguistic universals refer to features that are common to virtually every language.

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