historical linguistics


noun (used with a singular verb)

  1. the study of changes in a language or group of languages over a period of time.

noun

  1. (functioning as singular) the study of language as it changes in the course of time, with a view either to discovering general principles of linguistic change or to establishing the correct genealogical classification of particular languagesAlso called: diachronic linguistics Compare descriptive linguistics

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