pseudo- + linguistics. First attested 1962 (OED). Modelled on the earlier adjective pseudolinguistic (as in "pseudolinguistic science", attested 1915).
- publications purporting to fall under the scholarly field of linguistics but falling short of its standards. Linguistic pseudo-scholarship.
- Roy Medvedev deals with the less known but even odder pseudo-linguistics of Nikolai Marr. ( Los Angeles Times (Nexis) 2 May 2004, R7; cited after OED)