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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the interrelationship between language and other cultural behavior.
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(Linguistics) the study of language in relation to society and culture
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met•a•lin•guis•tics(ˌmɛt ə lɪŋˈgwɪs tɪks)
n. (used with a sing. v.)
the study of the relation between languages and the other cultural systems they refer to.
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the science or study of language in relation to its cultural context. — metalinguist, n. — metalinguistic, metalinguistical, adj.See also: Linguistics
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metalinguistics[ˌmetəlɪŋˈgwɪstɪks] NSING → metalingüística f
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