noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. 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 formsne·o·lin·guist, nounne·o·lin·guis·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018