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An opposition introduced by [[Saussure]] to describe two aspects of [[language]] and two contrasting approaches to [[linguistics]].
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The synchronic approach studies the [[state]] of a [[language]] at a given [[stage]] of its [[evolution]] and facilitates the [[analysis]] of the [[system]] of [[internal]] relations that constitutes it as a [[language]].
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THe [[diachronic]] approach typical of [[philology]] traces the historical evolution of a [[language]] through [[time]] by recording the changes that have taken [[place]] in it.
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Most [[schools]] of mdoern [[linguistics]] can be described as synchronic.
  
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==See Also==
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* [[Linguistics]]
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* [[Language]]
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* [[Diachrony]]
  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:18, 20 May 2019

An opposition introduced by Saussure to describe two aspects of language and two contrasting approaches to linguistics. The synchronic approach studies the state of a language at a given stage of its evolution and facilitates the analysis of the system of internal relations that constitutes it as a language. THe diachronic approach typical of philology traces the historical evolution of a language through time by recording the changes that have taken place in it. Most schools of mdoern linguistics can be described as synchronic.

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SYNCHRONY/DIACHRONY (273) CD