|SignWriting List Forum|
Valerie Sutton |
Date: Sat Jan 5, 2002 7:37 pm
Subject: "Metalinguistics"...what is it?
>>Anne-Claude Prelaz wrote: I'm a speech therapist, sign language
>>interpreter and a student in linguistics in the University of
>>Neuchatel, Switzerland (french speaking part of Switzerland). I've
>>always been interested in the difficulties that deaf children meet
>>with writing and reading... one of my hypothesis being that, if
>>they could really develop metalinguistics skills in SL, they would
>>more easily learn to read and write french (or any other language).
January 5, 2001
Thank you for your introduction, Anne-Claude, and welcome to the
List! I have a quick question myself....
What is "metalinguistics", versus general linguistics?
The phrase "metalinguistics skills in Sign Language" is new to me,
and I want to make sure I understand exactly what your study entails,
before I start answering your questions...
Does anyone else know what metalinguistics is?
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