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March 26, 2007

The Study of Language

Murfin and Ray, Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms -- Jerz EL312 (Literary Criticism)

"diachronic: A term used in linguistics to refer to historical linguists' study of the evolution of a language or family of languages over time" (106)

Cool, I didn't realize there was a word for this study of evolution of language. How language develops and changes is really interesting to me, but it would be really difficult, too. It really makes things complicated that the thing being studied is the thing needed to do the studying.

Posted by LorinSchumacher at March 26, 2007 6:31 PM


I didn't mean to steal your word! If it's any consolation, yours is cooler.

Posted by: Valerie Masciarelli at March 26, 2007 8:00 PM

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