Comparative grammar


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the science which determines the relations of kindred languages by examining and comparing their grammatical forms.

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Third Anniversary Discourse, February 2, 1786) Jones was making an imaginative scientific leap which marks the beginning of Indo-European comparative grammar and modern comparative linguistics.
That said, Huehnergard does assume of his readers a fair amount of background, particularly in Biblical Hebrew descriptive grammar (realistically, at least two years at the university/seminary level), and to some extent in historical and comparative grammar as well (though a motivated student can probably manage to absorb the necessary concepts along the way).
A descriptive and comparative grammar of Andalusi Arabic.
by positing an organic conception of individual languages grounded in their specific grammars, identifying comparative grammar as the central mission of empirical linguistics, and making significant headway in the comparison of different grammars.
The Structure of Kiranti Languages: Comparative Grammar and Texts Karen H.
In addition, for many years Paul Ariste taught comparative grammar of Finnic languages both to the Finno-Ugric and Estonian branches of the Department.

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