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tagmemics

[ tag-mee-miks ]
/ tægˈmi mɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb) Linguistics.

a school of linguistics deriving from American structuralism based on the work of Kenneth Lee Pike and using the tagmeme as the basic unit of grammatical analysis.

RELATED WORDS

alphabet, syntax, stratification, structure, linguistics, elements, principles, accidence, morphology

Nearby words

taglioni, taglock, tagma, tagmeme, tagmemic, tagmemics, tagore, tagore, sir rabindranath, tagrag, tagua, taguan

Origin of tagmemics

First recorded in 1945–50; tagmeme + -ics
Related formstag·me·mi·cist [tag-mee-muh-sist] /tægˈmi mə sɪst/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tagmemics

tagmemics

/ (tæɡˈmiːmɪks) /

pl n

(functioning as singular) linguistics a type of grammatical analysis based on the concept of function in sentence slots and the determination of classes of words that can fill each slot
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