Definition of macrolinguistics in US English:

macrolinguistics

noun

  • The branch of linguistics that deals with language and related extra-lingual phenomena as a whole; (sometimes) specifically the statistical analysis of large-scale linguistic phenomena.

Origin

1940s. From macro- + linguistic: see quot. 1949. Compare microlinguistics, metalinguistics, prelinguistics.

Pronunciation

macrolinguistics

/ˌmakrəʊlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks/