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From:  Henk Pel
Date:  Sat Jan 5, 2002  8:50 pm
Subject:  Re: "Metalinguistics"...what is it?


I think it means changing languages or the changes of languages,
Henk

-----Original Message-----
From: SignWriting List []On Behalf Of Valerie
Sutton
Sent: January 5, 2002 2:37 PM
To: SignWriting List
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).


SignWriting List
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?
--

Val ;-)


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