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neolinguistics

[nee-oh-ling-gwis-tiks] /ˌni oʊ lɪŋˈgwɪs tɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
a school of linguistics centered in Italy emphasizing the importance of linguistic geography in diachronic studies.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; neo- + linguistics, as translation of Italian neolinguistica
Related forms
neolinguist, noun
neolinguistic, adjective
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