Metalanguage - What does it mean?

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  • (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:
  • 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.
  • (computing) Any similar language used to define a programming language.
  • See also

    * object language

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