tagmemics

[ tag-mee-miks ]
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noun(used with a singular verb)Linguistics.
  1. 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.

Origin of tagmemics

1
First recorded in 1945–50; tagmeme + -ics

Other words from tagmemics

  • tag·me·mi·cist [tag-mee-muh-sist], /tægˈmi mə sɪst/, noun

Words Nearby tagmemics

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British Dictionary definitions for tagmemics

tagmemics

/ (tæɡˈmiːmɪks) /


pl n
  1. (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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