Meaning of neolinguistics

ne•o•lin•guis•tics

Pronunciation: (nē"ō-ling-gwis'tiks), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
  1. a school of linguistics centered in Italy emphasizing the importance of linguistic geography in diachronic studies.
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