language specificity

Distinguishing features of a particular language. These include lexico-grammatical and textual features, writing system(s), phonetic systems, and cultural elements which influence language use such as:

  • politeness or kinship protocols
  • the nature of language communities which use the language
  • the historical and/or current relationship of a language with education in Australia
  • features of its ‘learnability’ in terms of teaching and learning in the context of Australian schooling.