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Historical linguistics

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  1. Modern historical linguistics dates from the late 18th century and grew out of the earlier discipline of philology, the study of ancient texts and documents, which goes back to antiquity

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 13, 2008
  2. Initially, all modern linguistics was historical in orientation - even the study of modern dialects involved looking at their origins

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  3. Comparative linguistics (originally comparative philology) is a branch of historical linguistics that is concerned with comparing languages in order to establish their historical relatedness

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