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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Do Australian teachers have a confident grasp of the metalanguage required for this and related tasks in English?
In addition, it has given educators pedagogical components which are balanced and related: Situated Practice--using students' own experiences, Overt Instruction--teaching the metalanguage, Critical Framing and Transformed Practice--putting the learning into new contexts.
Cliff Goddard and Anna Wierzbicka address the complexities of discussing the Dreaming and, for the first time, the question of properly defining the concept of the Dreamtime using a natural semantic metalanguage (NSM) approach to meaning analysis.
We also have two reprints from Gregory Bateson--the first from an article he published on metalanguage in a 1953 issue of ETC, and the second his keynote address at the 1970 Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture.
Wu associates repeatedly transnationalism with hyperobjects in order to suggest the limits of a metalanguage or a metanarrative in encompassing the entirety of the world.
is thus the problem of metalanguage [which, according to The Concise Oxford Dictionary is language "of a higher or second-order kind"]: that the analytical system or set of categories does not offer a grounded perspective on the phenomena from the outside, but proves rather to be problematically caught up in the processes and functions of the phenomena that it is studying .
Peskin and Astington wanted to test "whether exposure to an explicit metalanguage [results] in a greater conceptual understanding of one's own and other people's beliefs or whether this understanding develops more implicitly" (254).
So, it is through dystopia that Hove is able to fashion out a metalanguage with which to critique various aspects of human life and existence, Zimbabwe's postcolonial conditions, and capitalist modernity.
Denmark) left Denmark to study in Australia and complete his PhD dissertation under the guidance of Cliff Goddard, one of the designers of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) framework, which structures this study.
Keywords: multimodal, design, visual elements, metalanguage, composition, texts, classroom-based research
The paratexts of The Third Policeman's de Selby and the Cantos of Shade in Pale Fire show us the "comedy of metalanguage ballooning to outperform its ostensible subject" (127).
Working with his theories, we decided to try to create a kind of metalanguage between two vastly different groups of people in two different parts of Nottingham, where I was working at the art school at the time.