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Comparative linguistics
also called Comparative philology and has one more synonym

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  1. a branch of historical linguistics that is concerned with comparing languages in order to establish their historical relatedness

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  2. There are other branches of linguistics that involve comparing languages, which are not, however, part of comparative linguistics

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  3. originally comparative philology

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  4. Languages may be related by convergence through borrowing or by genetic descent

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  5. Genetic relatedness implies a common origin or proto-language, and comparative linguistics aims to construct language families, to reconstruct proto-languages and specify the changes that have resulted in the documented languages

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