Author: Anthony | Subject: Language
Article excerpt: Philology is a discipline that relates to
the understanding and love of language, which by definition
means having an interest in words as well. It treats this
subject as a science and includes the study of human speech,
and the relationship that one language has to another.
Therefore, it is apparent that someone who is simply
interested in learning a number of different languages, so
that they can converse and communicate with those whose
native tongue is not their own, cannot necessarily be
classed as a philological student.