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Philology

Definition:
  • The humanistic study of historical linguistics.
Facts:
  • Term first used 1614.
  • Philology considers both form and meaning in linguistic expression.
  • The discipline combines linguistics and literary studies.
  • Classical philology is the philology of the Greek, Latin and Sanskrit languages.
  • Now philology can be considered to be involved with all languages.
  • Philology has a focus on the historical development of languages.
Branches of philology:
  • Cognitive philology
  • Comparative philology
  • Decipherment
  • Textual philology editing

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