|1. Sync means “at the same time”.||Dia means “the passing of time”.|
|2. The study of the language system at the present |
time is called synchrony.
|The study of the language of system in history is |
|3. A synchronic relationship is one where two |
similar things exist at the same time.
|In diachronic relationship related things exist |
separated by time.
|4. Modern American English and British English |
have a synchronic relationship.
|12th century English and 21st century have a |
|5. Most fields in linguistics typically employ |
synchronic approaches as to not lose focus in their
|Historical linguistics typically employs diachronic |