Internal Reconstruction
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Internal reconstruction is the methodological procedure by means of which one reconstructs earlier stages of linguistic features of a single language by reducing a set of synchronic alternations to a system of previous regularity.

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Daniel Kölligan, “Internal Reconstruction”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 29 June 2017 <>
First published online: 2013

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