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ethnolinguistics Line breaks: ethno|lin¦guis¦tics
Pronunciation: /ˌɛθnəʊlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks/

Definition of ethnolinguistics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The branch of linguistics concerned with the relations between linguistic and cultural behaviour.
Example sentences
  • The results of this project will contribute essentially to the study of ethnolinguistics and to the description of some endangered languages and dialects.
  • His interests include ethnolinguistics and language acquisition in bilingual children.


Example sentences
  • The question of how many fluent Maidu speakers remain is a touchy one, not least because many Maidu resent the notion that a white ethnolinguist may be the keeper of the linguistic flame.
  • These paradigms will be of as much interest to philologists and ethnolinguists as they may be to ornithologists.
  • For more than twenty-five years, his work as an ethnolinguist has focused on the preservation of Hopi language and culture.
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