emic

[ee-mik]
adjective Linguistics.
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:
1950–55; extracted from phonemic; coined by U.S. linguist Kenneth L. Pike (born 1912)

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emic
1954, from phonemic.
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EMIC
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Audiences must also be taught new roles when responding to the emic performance.
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