metalanguage

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met·a·lan·guage

 (mĕt′ə-lăng′gwĭj)
n.
1. A language or vocabulary used to describe or analyze language.
2. Computers A language used to define another language.

metalanguage

(ˈmɛtəˌlæŋɡwɪdʒ)
n
(Linguistics) a language or system of symbols used to discuss another language or system. See also formal language, natural language Compare object language

met•a•lan•guage

(ˈmɛt əˌlæŋ gwɪdʒ)

n.
a language or symbolic system used to discuss, describe, or analyze another language or symbolic system.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metalanguage - a language that can be used to describe languagesmetalanguage - a language that can be used to describe languages
language, linguistic communication - a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
syntax language - a language used to describe the syntax of another language
Translations
metajazyk
metakieli
hjálparmállýsimál
メタ言語
metajazyk

metalanguage

[ˈmetəˌlæŋgwɪdʒ] Nmetalenguaje m

metalanguage

nMetasprache f
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In our view, the verb say (defined as "to express with words") (20) is the verb of communication that genuinely conveys the implications of Reddy's Conduit Metaphor (1979).
Reddy (1993) showed that much of the language that we use to talk about language is based on the CONDUIT metaphor.
Reddy (1979) labeled this understanding of literacy and communication as the conduit metaphor where feelings, thoughts, and understanding are transferred from one person to another through the conduits of individual communicative activity that rely on linguistic competence.
Looking at the very first sense of style in the OED immediately reminded me of a story, which on investigation turned out to be a missing piece of the Conduit Metaphor, pointing to the symbolic nature of writing.
The Conduit Metaphor revisited: a reassessment of metaphors for communication".
Based particularly on the love is a journey metaphor and Reddy's (1979) conduit metaphor, Lakoff (1993) concluded that metaphor must necessarily be not a figure of speech but rather a mode of thought because it is characterized by "systematicity" of linguistic correspondence, it governs reasoning and resultant behavior, and its "novel extensions" are comprehensible in terms of its "conventional correspondences" (p.
Managerial and organizational communication in terms of the conduit metaphor.
Here, I will discuss three of the four related complex metaphors that reflect patriarchal thinking about language and communication: the CONDUIT METAPHOR, first described by Michael Reddy, GRAMMAR IS SEX, and LANGUAGE IS A WOMAN.