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Using Metalanguage in Teaching

  1. Helen Basturkmen

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1238

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Basturkmen, H. 2012. Using Metalanguage in Teaching. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


The term metalanguage, or “language about language” (Berry, 2005, p. 3), is used increasingly in the language teaching literature.


  • language teaching;
  • language in the classroom;
  • pragmatics