By the term 'Reflexivity' in language we mean the capacity and the tendency of verbal interaction to assume, structure, represent, and characterize its own functioning. Reflexivity is the defining features of natural languages. It is also the discursive practices implemented through them. It has been of increasing concern in linguistic anthropology and the fields that related over the last quarter of century. When we make language form and use the subject matter of our speech, reflexivity can be explicit. It is most crystal clear when we honestly speak about the language code, inferring, e.g. the meaning of a lexical form. Similar interpretation can be given by larger idiomatic constructions. Examples of grammatically oriented comments may include classifying verbs as to formal type, presenting grammatical rules, or assessing grammatical correctness. Similar statements can also be practiced about phonological rules or larger discursive patterns. All these cases focus on comparatively stable aspects of language code structure especially when they contribute to acts of reference.
However, regular patterns of language usage can also be commented. Hence we come across the characterizations of typical or suitable use. In cases of this type, the focus is on practical rules of use, that is who uses definite forms, in what perspectives and to what effect. The concern is not referential exactness but broader discursive correctness.
Whether these explicitly reflexive utterance concern structure or use, it focuses on general patterns rather than particular utterances. It can also be possible to use speech to report particular utterances. Such utterances may have really occurred, or they may not have, being only supposed or imagined.