Some of you may have noticed I've tried to write the tag wiki excerpts for some tags and I've noticed some other people have contributed some too.
But there's some I find difficult because they overlap a little so I'd like to ask if somebody would like to take a stab at them, preferably someone who's a better writer than me and knows the fields:
- historical-linguistics - a specific discipline within linguistics, should include the word "diachronic"
- language-change - more a phenomenon than a discipline, right, but also should include the word "diachronic" I think
- history - a much more general tag which will sometimes co-occur with one of the others but has already been used for other kinds of questions I think
Keep in mind that the wording and amount of space for a tag wiki excerpt is limited by how the Tags page works. It does automatic truncation and you can't see the results in advance. Typically it will cut off anything up to and including the word "is" and it will chop the end off after a certain point.
Here's one example excerpt which seems to be at the limit of not getting mutilated:
The language family covering the majority of the languages of Europe and the northern parts of the Indian subcontinent.