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historical linguistics

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of linguistic change over time in language or in a particular language or language family, sometimes including the reconstruction of unattested forms of earlier stages of a language. Also called philology.

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  • n. The scientific study of language change.

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  • n. the study of linguistic change

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