neolinguistics

[ nee-oh-ling-gwis-tiks ]
/ ˌni oʊ lɪŋˈgwɪs tɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

a school of linguistics centered in Italy emphasizing the importance of linguistic geography in diachronic studies.

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Origin of neolinguistics

1945–50; neo- + linguistics, as translation of Italian neolinguistica

OTHER WORDS FROM neolinguistics

ne·o·lin·guist, nounne·o·lin·guis·tic, adjective
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