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neurolinguistics

[noo r-oh-ling-gwis-tiks, nyoo r-]
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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the study of the neurological processes underlying the development and use of language.
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Origin of neurolinguistics

First recorded in 1960–65; neuro- + linguistics
Related formsneu·ro·lin·guist, nounneu·ro·lin·guis·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for neurolinguistics

neurolinguistics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) the branch of linguistics that deals with the encoding of the language faculty in the brain
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