Comparative/contrastive linguistics

Nanantsa

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What is the difference between comparative linguistics and contrastive linguistics?
 

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Welcome to the forum.

What have you found from your own research so far? Have you Googled the phrases and compared the definitions you've found online? If so, please provide links to the information you've found so far and let us know what you don't understand about them. If you haven't done your own research yet, please do so.
 

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I found the following on researchgate.net.

"Comparative linguistics compares and contrasts genetically-related languages diachronically (over time), whereas contrastive linguistics compares and contrasts languages which are culturally related (whether they're genetically related or not!)."

 
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