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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. 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
Related formsne·o·lin·guist, nounne·o·lin·guis·tic, adjective
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