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Query Details

Query Subject:   comprehension/production
Author:   Kirk Hazen
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  General Linguistics

Query:   Dear LINGUIST list:

Does anyone know if it is possible for people to be able to ''fluently''
a language but not be able to (somewhat) fluently produce it?

For example, I speak English and French, and although I can understand bits
of Italian I am mostly lost in the language. Could someone acquire the
of a language without acquiring the production in that language?

When speaking of dialects in a language, the standard belief is that a
person can
understand multiple dialects of the same language without necessarily having
the productive ability in those same dialects.

Thanks and I will post a summary.

Kirk Hazen, Ph.D. Phone: (304) 293-3107x414
Assistant Professor of English Fax: (304) 293-5380
Department of English
West Virginia University
PO Box 6296 Morgantown West Virginia 26506-6296
LL Issue: 10.1050
Date posted: 08-Jul-1999


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