Specialized vs Metalanguage - What's the difference?

specialized | metalanguage |


As a adjective specialized

is highly skilled in a specific field.

As a verb specialized

is (specialize).

As a noun metalanguage is

(linguistics|translation studies|critical theory) any language or vocabulary of specialized terms used to describe or analyze a language or linguistic process.

specialized

English

Alternative forms

* specialised (non-Oxford British spelling)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Highly skilled in a specific field.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (specialize)
  • metalanguage

    Noun

  • (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