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4 letters words from 'emic'


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2 letters words from 'emic'

EM 4ME 4
MI 4 

All 4 letters words made out of emic

emic meic eimc iemc miec imec emci meci ecmi cemi mcei cmei eicm iecm ecim ceim icem ciem mice imce mcie cmie icme cime

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Definitions and meaning of emic



Coined by American linguist Kenneth Pike in 1954 from phonemic.

  • 1982, Kenneth Lee Pike, Linguistic Concepts: An Introduction to Tagmemics, page 44:
    Generalizing from phonemics, I coined the term emic in 1954.


emic (comparative more emic, superlative most emic)

  1. (social sciences) Of or pertaining to the analysis of a cultural system or its features from the perspective of a participant in that culture.
    • 1996, Advanced Methodological Issues in Culturally Competent Evaluation for Substance Abuse Prevention:
      A useful example of the emic-etic distinction may be made by comparing the concept “waves on the ocean or sea” from the perspective of a European American with that of a Truk Islander [] The proposed etics here might be that both cultures understand the use of waves as vehicles for surfing and as movement reflecting the transfer of energy [] certain differences, or emics exist, for European Americans the waves may be sources of beauty — the Truk Islander has learned to use them [] as a road map.

Coordinate terms

  • etic



  • ICEM, ICME, cemi, mice

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a type of linguistic analysis.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)