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MetaCard

A commercial human interface and hypertext system for Unix and the X Window System, similar to Hypercard.
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Metatalk in American academic talk: The cases of point and thing.
241) For particularly controversial or important actions, the moderators or concerned users will create a discussion post on MetaTalk, another sister site for conversations about Metafilter itself.
Leinhardt and Steele (2005) identify three tools that support instructional dialogues: routines, intellectual climate, and metatalk.
In social-cultural contexts, second-language learners use metatalk (using second language to reflect on second-language use), and they whisper to themselves to solve the problem of communicating meaning to others.
This exploratory, reflective approach allows for developing the metatalk of cultural analysis that Kramsch (1993) advocates.
The University Students of Pedagogy (USP) position refers to instances of metatalk about teaching and learning.
This use of language, or metatalk, has been described in terms of collaborative dialogue (Swain, 2000) or languaging (Swain, 2006), and is assumed to involve interactional processes of repetition, deliberation and explanation of linguistic alternatives which are supposed to lead learners to deeper levels of awareness of the relationship between meaning, form and function (Storch, 2008).
The results of the present study show that low level learners of English as an FL can also benefit from these collaborative writing tasks, particularly when allowed to metatalk in their L1.
To maintain the momentum and meet demand for new features and functionality, the site has expanded its offer with services including MetaTalk, the community weblog; MetaFilter Music, a subcommunity site where members can upload their own songs for others to enjoy and share; and MeFi Projects, a place where members can announce their web projects and others can vote on the ones they like and leave feedback for the creator.
Research shows that tasks ofthis kind not only foster metatalk, which enables learners to notice gaps in their interlanguages and test hypotheses, but also that conscious reflection on language use may be a source of learning (Swain 1998).
MetaTalk offers the power and productivity of open source scripting languages like Perl and Python without the syntactic gymnastics, and with a fully integrated graphical toolkit instead of having to use one grafted on from another language.
Second, the fact that the noticing stage was performed collaboratively may have also played a role given previous tenets on the positive effects of collaboration on noticing (cf Storch, 2009; Swain, 2006; Swain & Lapkin, 2002), and specially of the advantages of the metatalk associated with collaborative writing.