Thursday, August 14, 2014
Definitions for philology
- Obsolete. the love of learning and literature.
- the study of literary texts and of written records, the establishment of their authenticity and their original form, and the determination of their meaning.
- (especially in older use) linguistics, especially historical and comparative linguistics.
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Citations for philology
Grimm helped establish nineteenth-century philology as a discipline that involved the "study of texts leading to comparative study of language leading to comprehension of its evolution."
Where there is one person that is interested in philology, there are hundreds that are interested in machines and wheat.