Metalanguage vs Jargon - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between metalanguage and jargon
is that metalanguage
is (linguistics|translation studies|critical theory) any language or vocabulary of specialized terms used to describe or analyze a language or linguistic process while jargon
(linguistics, translation studies, critical theory) Any language or vocabulary of specialized terms used to describe or analyze a language or linguistic process.
* 2005 , Michael Cronin, Training for the New Millennium: Pedagogies for translation and interpreting , edited by Martha Tennent, Benjamins Translation Library, p. 255:
(computing) Any similar language used to define a programming language.
- In order to talk or theorise about phenomena, one inevitably uses a language that is in effect a metalanguage , a special instance of language that allows the theorist to stand back and describe what is happening.
* object language
(uncountable) A technical terminology unique to a particular subject.
(countable) Language characteristic of a particular group.
* 2014 , Ian Hodder, Archaeological Theory Today
(uncountable) Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.
- In fact all the competing theories have developed their own specialized jargons and have a tendency to be difficult to penetrate.
- A barbarous jargon .
* (language characteristic of a group) argot, cant, intalk
To utter jargon; to emit confused or unintelligible sounds.
- The noisy jay, / Jargoning like a foreigner at his food.
(etyl), from (etyl) giargone, from (etyl) .