Meaning of ethnolinguistics

eth•no•lin•guis•tics

Pronunciation: (eth"nō-ling-gwis'tiks), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
  1. the study of language as an aspect or part of culture, esp. the study of the influence of language on culture and of culture on language.
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