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.

Nearby words

  1. neogrammarian,
  2. neoimpressionism,
  3. neoisolationism,
  4. neokinetic,
  5. neoliberalism,
  6. neolith,
  7. neolithic,
  8. neolocal,
  9. neological,
  10. neologically

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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