diachronic linguistics

study of language and its changes throughout history

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • diachronic linguistics — noun the study of linguistic change the synchrony and diachrony of language • Syn: ↑historical linguistics, ↑diachrony • Derivationally related forms: ↑diachronic (for: ↑diachrony) …   Useful english dictionary

  • diachronic linguistics. — See historical linguistics. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • diachronic linguistics — noun historical linguistics …   Wiktionary

  • diachronic linguistics. — See historical linguistics. [1925 30] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Linguistics — is the scientific study of language, encompassing a number of sub fields. An important topical division is between the study of language structure (grammar) and the study of meaning (semantics). Grammar encompasses morphology (the formation and… …   Wikipedia

  • Diachronic — or Diachronous is a technical term for something happening over time. It is used in several fields of research. Diachronic linguistics (in contrast to synchronic analysis): see Historical linguistics Geology: see Diachronous This disambiguation… …   Wikipedia

  • linguistics — /ling gwis tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the science of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and historical linguistics. [1850 55; see LINGUISTIC, ICS] * * * Study of the nature and structure of… …   Universalium

  • diachronic — di•a•chron•ic [[t]ˌdaɪ əˈkrɒn ɪk[/t]] adj. ling. of or pertaining to the study of the changes in a language over a period of time: diachronic linguistics Compare synchronic • Etymology: 1925–30; < F diachronique (F. de Saussure); see dia ,… …   From formal English to slang

  • diachronic — 1857, from Gk. dia throughout (see DIA (Cf. dia )) + khronos time. Use in linguistics dates from 1927 …   Etymology dictionary

  • linguistics — (Roget s IV) pl.n. Syn. grammar, semantics, phonology, morphology, syntax, philology; see also etymology , grammar , language 2 . Branches of the study of linguistics include: historical, diachronic, descriptive, comparative, synchronic,… …   English dictionary for students

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