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emic

[ee-mik] /ˈi mɪk/
adjective, Linguistics
1.
pertaining to or being a significant unit that functions in contrast with other units in a language or other system of behavior.
Compare etic.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; extracted from phonemic; coined by U.S. linguist Kenneth L. Pike (born 1912)
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  • Audiences must also be taught new roles when responding to the emic performance.
Word Origin and History for emic

1954, from phonemic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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EMIC

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