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ethnolinguistics

[eth-noh-ling-gwis-tiks]
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.
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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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