Fields derived from Comparative Linguistics
- Applied Lexicography (interdisciplinary sub-field) the practice of creating dictionaries
- Computational Linguistics (interdisciplinary sub-field) the scientific study of language by means of computational methods
- Epigraphy (interdisciplinary sub-field) the study and interpretation of ancient inscriptions
- Etymology (interdisciplinary sub-field) the study of word origins
- Lexicography (interdisciplinary field) the study of vocabulary in a given language
- Literary Science (interdisciplinary field) the scientific study of literature, its history, development, and theory
- Palaeography (interdisciplinary sub-field) the study of past writing systems and the dating of historical manuscripts
- Philology (interdisciplinary sub-field) the study of oral and historical written language
Definition of Comparative Linguistics
Source: A Glossary of Historical Linguistics
The subfield of linguistics that compares languages; usually understood as meaning the application of the comparative method to the comparison of languages. Sometimes the term comparative linguistics is used as a synonym or near synonym of historical linguistics. See also comparative method.
Terms related to Comparative Linguistics
- Ancient Language "a language that lost all of its native, first-language speakers more than 1,000 years ago"
- Comparative Method "a method of comparing languages and words to determine if they are related"
- Constructed Language "an artificial language, as opposed to natural"
- Extinct Language "a language that lost all of its native, first-language speakers in the last few centuries"
- Genetic Language "a language family with descendants"
- Historic Language "a language that is distinct albeit descended from a modern language"
- ISO 639-3 Collective Language Types "the classifications of collective languages according to the ISO 693-3 standard"
- ISO 639-3 Individual Language Types "the classifications of individual languages according to the ISO 693-3 standard"
- Language Classification "the grouping of related languages into categories"
- Living Language "a language that still has native, first-language speakers"
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