|Metalanguage: metalanguage is the language in which linguistic forms, the meaning of expressions and sentences, the use of language, as well as the admissibility of formations, and the truth of statements are discussed. The language you refer to is called object language. A statement about the form, correctness, or truth of another statement thus includes both, i.e. object language and meta language. See also richness, truth-predicate, expressiveness, paradoxes, mention, use, quasi-reference, quotation, hierarchy, fixed points.|
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|Gabriele Röttger-Denker Barthes zur Einführung Hamburg 1989
Metalanguage/Barthes: Barthes makes the distinction: Connotation language and metalanguage (> Hjelmslev)
Metalanguage/Barthes: when a sign of a first system becomes the signified of a second system. For example, the "little black dress" is the level: festive occasion, second level: signified for a formulation in the fashion magazine.
Connotation language/Barthes: very similar: first system: (lttle black dress that means festive occasion) becomes the signifier of the second system, whose signifier forms fashion ideology or fashion rhetoric.
Mythologies: The Complete Edition, in a New Translation New York 2013