Diachronic Study: Diachronic Changes in English

Diachronic Study: Diachronic study is the historical study of language. Diachronic is contrasted with synchronic which is the study of language at the present time. Diachronic is the study of language that studies how language changed or evolved over time. So diachronic study is synonymous with historical study. It takes the history of language into account.   Diachronic Changes in English: English have observed changes on all the linguistic levels i.e. phonetics, in phonology, in morphology, in syntax, in semantics. English today is totally different from what it was a thousand years ago. What types of changes a languages can undertake? A language can undertake the following changes both synchronically (changes happening at present) and diachronically (changes happened in the past, h...[Read More]

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