Meaning of extralinguistic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɛkstrəlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪk/


  • Not involving or beyond the bounds of language.

    ‘extralinguistic reality’
    • ‘By contrast, the prosentential account is that ‘That is true’ does not say anything about its antecedent sentence but says something about an extralinguistic subject.’
    • ‘We as readers would then be meant to understand that Matthew and Raoul possess an extralinguistic or predeclarative selfhood that is expressed by their narrative presentation - with varying degrees of inaccuracy or deception.’
    • ‘That is, there is no ‘final or fixed point or privileged, meaning-determining relationship with the extralinguistic world.’’
    • ‘A person's proper name, in this way, is the literal - and, so, most proper - figure of the extralinguistic Self behind the name.’