historical linguistics

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Etymology[edit]

historical +‎ linguistics

Noun[edit]

historical linguistics (uncountable)

  1. (linguistics) The scientific study of language change.
    Synonym: diachronic linguistics

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Further reading[edit]

  • 1980, Fr. van Coetsem, Linda R. Waugh, Contributions to Historical Linguistics: Issues and Materials, Brill Archive (→ISBN)