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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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Translations
metajazyk
metakieli
hjálparmállýsimál
メタ言語
metajazyk

metalanguage

[ˈmetəˌlæŋgwɪdʒ] Nmetalenguaje m
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metalanguage

nMetasprache f
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Navigational metalanguages for new territory in English: The potential of grammatics.
To understand the semiotics in proverbs employed in "DKH", one must understand the "MCBS" in context of the use of those metalanguages. Hence, the theoretical framework of this study revolves round Sander Pierce's (1931) concept of semiotics, context, and mutual contextual beliefs (MCBS).This is represented in the following chart.
This requires the introduction of explicit metalanguages, which describe and interpret the techno-linguistic elements and their different modes of meaning making Critical framing interpreting the socio-cultural context of particular meanings in a second language by having students stand back from their techno-linguistic studies and viewing these critically in relation to the local/global context Transformed practice transfer in meaning-making practice, which puts the transformed meaning to work in other contexts or cultural sites
In this way, translators work not only with natural languages but also with metalanguages, languages of description.
While we're dealing with corporate survival, I've always tried to decode the curious "metalanguages" employed within entrenched bureaucracies.
Kinnersley's Web site, where he defines a metalanguage as a 'language used for formal description of another language." It is also consistent with other definitions of metalanguages, which describe them as languages that provide for conformance-proving mechanisms.
This clash generates a need for metalanguages, or languages about language.
Thus, in "Literature and Metalanguage," included in his Critical Essays of 1964, Barthes drew on modern logic's distinction between metalanguages and object-languages to contextualize (post)modernist reflexivity and--by extension--the new science of narrative that it had made possible.
Not long into our conversation, I realized that I need to attend an institute or return to library school to learn the fundamentals of metadata and metalanguages. Shafer gave me a quick introduction to Mantis, which is a toolkit designed to sit on top of SiteSearch.
Seem's article is useful because its example makes clear that the contrast in continental theory between volume 5 and volume 24 is not between a structuralism blindly confident of its ability to master discourse through its metalanguages and a poststructuralism playfully or bombastically abandoning such ambitions.
Metalanguages can be treated as univocal only operationally, by tailoring them specifically for concrete research.