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The adjective diachronic (from Greek elements dia "through" and chronos "time") means "historically", "over time". It is generally opposed to synchronic. It is used, for example, in: Image File history File links Disambig_gray. ... Synchronic linguistics deals with a language at a specific point in time; it is opposed to diachronic linguistics (also called historical linguistics), which deals with how languages change over time. ...
diachronic or historical linguistics, the study of how languages and language families change over time. Opposed to synchronic or descriptive linguistics, which studies a language at a specific point in time.
diachronic distinction or diachronic contrast, between two entities that existed in different epochs, e.g. between the archaic English verbal suffixes-eth and the modern ones -s/-es. Opposed to a synchronic distinction, between two co-exisiting entities, e.g. between the English pronounshe and she.
diachronic process, in modern philosophy of mind, a process that occurs over a long period of time.
Category: Disambiguation Historical linguistics (also diachronic linguistics or comparative linguistics) is primarily the study of the ways in which languages change over time. ... Descriptive linguistics is the work of analyzing and describing how language is actually spoken now (or how it was actually spoken in the past), by any group of people. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Suffix has meanings in linguistics and nomenclature. ... In linguistics and grammar, a pronoun is a word that usually takes the place of a noun or noun phrase that was previously mentioned (such as she, it) or that refers to something or someone (I, me, you). Pronouns are often one of the basic parts of speech of the... A Phrenological mapping of the brain. ...
Why diachronically emergent properties must also be salient
In this paper, I criticize Bedau's definition of `diachronically emergent properties' (DEPs), which says that a property is a DEP if it can only be predicted by a simulation (simulation requirement) and is nominally emergent.
I argue at length that this definition is not complete because it fails to eliminate trivial cases.
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