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historical linguistics

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Definition of historical linguistics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The study of the history and development of languages.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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