ethnolinguistics

[eth-noh-ling-gwis-tiks]
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noun (used with a singular verb)

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.

Nearby words

  1. ethnographic,
  2. ethnography,
  3. ethnography of speaking,
  4. ethnohistory,
  5. ethnol.,
  6. ethnological,
  7. ethnologically,
  8. ethnology,
  9. ethnomedicine,
  10. ethnomethodology

Origin of ethnolinguistics

First recorded in 1945–50; ethno- + linguistics

Related formseth·no·lin·guist, nouneth·no·lin·guis·tic, adjective

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