Adjective(1) occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase(2) concerned with phenomena (especially language(3) (of taxa
(1) The distinction between ritual and ceremony as pointed out by Alan Wald can then be analysed from a diachronic and a synchronic point of view.(2) It's clear, from diachronic and synchronic investigations, that all known languages give similar descriptions of the world.(3) On the other hand, there is the danger that, as folklorists (to use the jargon) adopt a more synchronic approach, some of the virtues of their more diachronically-oriented predecessors will be forgotten.(4) Ethnological concerns in turn were replaced by synchronic ethnographic research on the structure and functioning of individual societies.(5) In addition to placing English in a diachronic chain of invader-turned-native languages, Rao argues for an Indian English in a synchronic relation with American English and Irish English.(6) Childs is, of course, absolutely right: The task of the interpreter is a struggle between the diachronic and the synchronic .(7) Most economic theory is synchronic - it deals with simultaneous events at one point in time.(8) From a diachronic viewpoint, languages seem to change from being more pragmatic to more syntactic; from a synchronic perspective, different languages may simply be at different stages of this evolutional circle.(9) It has substituted a diachronic for what should be a synchronic perspective.(10) One of the tenets of sociolinguistics is that synchronic variation of the type illustrated here and in the examples in Chapter 3 represents a stage in long-term change.(11) But, the synchronic and diachronic become entangled in both analysis and presentation, with key theoretical points coming across jumbled and disconnected.(12) Currently, linguists generally prefer the synchronic study of spoken language to the diachronic comparison of words in texts, and have tended to regard philology as pre-scientific.(13) It focuses on the synchronic treatment of entries and on the more concrete and practical aspects of the editorial process.(14) ‘Romanticism’ is the interpretive sense we make of Romantic-era literature by means of diachronic and synchronic narratives.(15) Paradoxically, however, I felt at the same time a real need to explain their story through a fuller understanding of its historical context - admittedly a synchronic , rather than a diachronic, concern.(16) Often investigating history will allow us to understand why some puzzling synchronic details are the way they are.
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