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What is the advantage of studying a language SYNCHRONICALLY?

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The advantage of studying a language synchronically is that it allows the linguist to concentrate in a specific setting in which the language will develop and show patterns of growth, trends, and even extinction, rather than comparing the language with a myriad of other times and settings.

When you study synchronically, you are...

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