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LOUREDA, Óscar. From metalinguistic function to metalanguage: Studies of metalanguage in current linguistics. Rev. signos [online]. 2009, vol.42, n.71, pp. 317-332. ISSN 0718-0934. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-09342009000300002.
In this article I will draw a short overview over the metalinguistic facts that form a complement to Jakobson's early works. It will deal with the manifestations of the reflexive dimension of language, which a) either 'speak about' language (discourse about language); b) or present distinctions on the 'real' level of language (lexicon, phraseology etc.); c) are pieces of language represented in texts that are spoken about (metalinguistic use); d) or are linguistic signs that in order to be understood completely and explicitly need the 'objectivation of other signs (eco utterances). Apart from presenting a typology of the facts, I will propose a functional classification within a 'realistic' language theory.
Palavras-chave : Metalanguage; metadiscourse; language reflexivity.