macrolinguistics

macrolinguistics

(ˌmækrəʊlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks)
n
(Linguistics) linguistics concerning language in its broadest sense, or concerning all fields of linguistics
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1992 "Culture and language change: From the perspective of two groups of words", Journal of Macrolinguistics 2: 105-109.
Macrolinguistics is a combination of the external and internal study of large groups of languages in a given extended geographic area.
And that implies he has no theoretical distinction between the sort of decontextualised, narrowly linguistic objects linguistics is conceived of as dealing with, and the more or less heavily contextualised objects, or texts, which psycholinguistics, pragmatics, macrolinguistics, or literary criticism, take as their domains today.