neolinguistics

neolinguistics

[nee-oh-ling-gwis-tiks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
a school of linguistics centered in Italy emphasizing the importance of linguistic geography in diachronic studies.

Origin:
1945–50; neo- + linguistics, as translation of Italian neolinguistica

neolinguist, noun
neolinguistic, adjective
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