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Ingunn Lunde

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474421560

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421560.001.0001

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Towards a Theory of Performative Metalanguage

Towards a Theory of Performative Metalanguage

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(p.195) Conclusion Towards a Theory of Performative Metalanguage
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Language on Display
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Ingunn Lunde

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421560.003.0011

The book’s conclusion discusses the findings of Parts three and four and their implications for a general theory of what this book proposes to call performative metalanguage. Arguing that literary works may contain a metalinguistic dimension and intention, we maintain that a theory of performative metalanguage helps us understand this particular form of linguistic commentary, mapping out ways in which we can identify and assess such reflection.

Keywords:   post-Soviet language culture, sociolinguistic change, language ideologies, language debate, linguistic variation, performative metalanguage, metalanguage

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