Defining Philology

Author: Anthony | Subject: Language

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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.