Discussion

Authors:
Michel Fayol
Published Online:
27 Sep 2007
DOI:
10.1080/00207599308246946
Pages:
609–610
Volume/Issue No:
Volume 28 Issue 5

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Three problems are raised concerning the concept of metalinguistic abilities: First, the term metalinguistic refers not to language but to linguistics. Secondly, some paradoxical behaviors occur at the same developmental level. Thirdly, metalinguistic interventions are moderately efficient: Why are they efficient but to such a moderate degree? These three problems must be dealt with in order to better understand what metalinguistic means.

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