object language


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object language

object language

n
(Linguistics) a language described by or being investigated by another language. Compare metalanguage

ob′ject lan`guage


n.
the language to which a metalanguage refers.
[1930–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.object language - a computer language into which something written in another computer language is to be translated
programing language, programming language - (computer science) a language designed for programming computers
2.object language - the language into which a text written in another language is to be translated
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"
Translations
Objektsprache
objektový jazyk
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It claims that natural language contains variables and quantifiers for possible worlds in the object language.
The meta-language decides under what conditions the object language is true.
Thus the Strong-Kleene proposal of Kripke which says of the Liar that it is neither truth nor false is inadequate for it does not allow one to classify the Liar sentence in one's own object language.
M] [a metalinguistic equivalent of the object language empty singular term 'b'] fails to refer.
But the alternative of returning to an entirely self-sufficient object language is itself foreclosed, since any attempt to do so would only nourish the conservative desire for a transcendent aesthetic experience.
The object language is the language about which one is discoursing; the metalanguage is the language in which the discourse is being conducted.
Yaqui (Uto-Aztecan) is a primary object language (Felix 2000), and the following examples from Guerrero & Van Valin (2004) illustrate three-place verbs and causatives.
Here Russell disagrees with Wittgenstein and puts forward the idea that one can discuss the semantics of one language, call it the object language, by using a different language, a metalanguage, in which it is possible to talk meaningfully of the relationship between the object language and the world.
I wanted to learn Welsh as a good example of a verb-subject- object language, as a complement to Latin (which has the verb at the end of the sentence) and subject- verb-object languages such as French and other Romance languages,' she said yesterday.
Some relationships between parented speech and children's object language development.
It consists in the objective study of a language not closely related to our own, and the comparison of the metaphysical implications of the object language with those of ours.
The object language is that of logic programming, complemented with labels that identify distinguished elements for representing knowledge and performing inference.