neurolinguistics

[ noo r-oh-ling-gwis-tiks, nyoo r- ]
/ ˌnʊər oʊ lɪŋˈgwɪs tɪks, ˌnyʊər- /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the study of the neurological processes underlying the development and use of language.

Origin of neurolinguistics

First recorded in 1960–65; neuro- + linguistics

OTHER WORDS FROM neurolinguistics

neu·ro·lin·guist, nounneu·ro·lin·guis·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for neurolinguistics

neurolinguistics
/ (ˌnjʊərəʊlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the branch of linguistics that deals with the encoding of the language faculty in the brain
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