noun (used with a singular verb)
the study of the grammar, classification, and arrangement of the features of a language at a given time, without reference to the history of the language or comparison with other languages.
Can You Name The 3 Types Of Adjectives?For starters, Adjectives are words that describe nouns or pronouns. They answer questions like what kind, how many, and which one? The three main types of adjectives are descriptive adjectives, quantitative adjectives, and demonstrative adjectives. Descriptive Adjectives Descriptive adjectives describe the characteristics of a noun. They can tell you about a noun’s size, color, shape, taste, and more. Some examples are small, red, round, friendly, …
The Longest English WordsThese words are unpronounceable, unreadable, and for most of us unusable ... but that doesn't mean we don't want to know what they are!
- descriptive bibliography,
- descriptive cataloging,
- descriptive clause,
- descriptive geometry,
- descriptive grammar,
- descriptive metaphysics,
- descriptive notation,
- descriptive statistics,
Origin of descriptive linguistics
First recorded in 1925–30
Also called synchronic linguistics.
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(functioning as singular) the study of the description of the internal phonological, grammatical, and semantic structures of languages at given points in time without reference to their histories or to one anotherAlso called: synchronic linguistics Compare historical linguistics
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