glossematics

[ glos-uh-mat-iks, glaw-suh- ]
/ ˌglɒs əˈmæt ɪks, ˌglɔ sə- /

noun (used with a singular verb) Linguistics.

a school of linguistic analysis developed by Louis Hjelmslev (1899–1965) in Copenhagen in the 1930s based on the study of the distribution of glossemes.

Origin of glossematics

1935–40; glosseme + -atics, on the model of Greek formations such as phṓnēma speech (stem phōnēmat-), adj. derivative phōnēmatikós (cf. phoneme), and the names of disciplines formed from such adjectives, as mathematics

Related forms

glos·se·mat·ic, adjective
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