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comparative linguistics

División en sílabas: com·par·a·tive lin·guis·tics

Definición de comparative linguistics en inglés:

plural sustantivo

[treated as singular]
The study of similarities and differences between languages, in particular the comparison of related languages with a view to reconstructing forms in their lost parent languages.
Example sentences
  • Such sound shifts in comparative linguistics parallel, almost uncannily, the slow march of genetic mutations as offspring populations gradually separate from a parent stock.
  • These historical and philosophical puzzles cannot be solved by turning to current scholarship in comparative linguistics or cognitive science, because those literatures are also in some disarray.
  • Is this not another example of the pitfalls of comparative linguistics?

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