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ethnolinguistics

[eth-noh-ling-gwis-tiks] /ˌɛθ noʊ lɪŋˈgwɪs tɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the study of language as an aspect or part of culture, especially the study of the influence of language on culture and of culture on language.
Origin of ethnolinguistics
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50; ethno- + linguistics
Related forms
ethnolinguist, noun
ethnolinguistic, adjective
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