Definition of neo-linguistics in US English:

neo-linguistics

noun

  • A school of linguistics best known for its theories of linguistic geography, but which originally arose in opposition to the neogrammarians and held that linguistic change arises from individual innovation.

Origin

1930s. From neo- + linguistic, after Italian neolinguistica.

Pronunciation

neo-linguistics

/ˌniːə(ʊ)lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks/