[ 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.

Origin of neolinguistics

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

Related forms

ne·o·lin·guist, nounne·o·lin·guis·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019