- linguistic analysis
- a 20th-century philosophical movement inspired by Ludwig Wittgenstein and marked by close attention paid to the way words are used in order to clarify concepts and to eliminate confusions arising from mystifying preconceptions about language. Also called ordinary-language philosophy, philosophical analysis.
* * *linguistic philosophy or linguistic analysis noun1. A term loosely used to cover methods of analysis of philosophically puzzling concepts by the meticulous assembly and scrutiny of the widely-varying expressions of these concepts in ordinary discourse2. Later extended to a systematic study of the working of language itself• • •Main Entry: ↑lingua
* * *linguistic analysis,1. Linguistics. the breaking down of the elements of a language into basic units, such as phonemes, morphemes, immediate constituents, and the like, to find out the structure of the language.2. Philosophy. the analysis of the ways language is used by examining and classifying different statements; philosophical analysis.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.