Notifications
Sign Up Sign In
Q&A

Why is linguistics limited in how much it can look back in time?

+5
−0

I've often seen that "we can only look back in time a short distance in linguistics". What prevents linguistics from deducing information far in the past? Is this limit something that can be pushed back with development of the science of linguistics?

Why should this post be closed?

1 comment

I'm intending for this to be a "canonical" question, so feel free to improve on the post. For reference, here is an answer on Stack Exchange that answers part of this question. ‭user53100‭ about 2 months ago

0 answers

Sign up to answer this question »