Definition of historical linguistics in English:
plural noun[treated as singular]
The study of the history and development of languages.
- There had been isolated sprouts of good ideas but scientific historical linguistics had yet to develop.
- Also at issue in virtually all of his stories is his fascination with both literary and linguistic theory and historical linguistics.
- Training in psychology does not normally cover historical linguistics.
Definition of historical linguistics in:
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