[ met-uh-ling-gwis-tiks ]
/ ˌmɛt ə lɪŋˈgwɪs tɪks /
noun (used with a singular verb)
the study of the relation between languages and the other cultural systems they refer to.
Do Dogs Actually Understand Human Language?Anyone who has ever seen their dog hop to attention when they used the word “treat” knows that dogs obviously understand the same words as humans. But is it accurate to say that animals use language? Man’s best friend is hardly the only animal capable of amazing humans with communication skills. Extensive studies using gestural communication (sign language) explore the cognitive potential in the great apes. …
Origin of metalinguistics
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