metalinguistics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
meta·​lin·​guis·​tics | \ ˈme-tə-liŋ-ˌgwi-stiks How to pronounce metalinguistics (audio) \

Definition of metalinguistics

: a branch of linguistics that deals with the relation between language and other cultural factors in a society

First Known Use of metalinguistics

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Metalinguistics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metalinguistics. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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