philology definition

  • noun:
    • Literary study or classical scholarship.
    • See historical linguistics.
    • The humanistic study of historic linguistics.
    • critique; grammatical discovering.
    • the research of language, especially in a philosophical fashion and also as a science; the investigation for the rules of real human address, the connection of different tongues to one another, and historic growth of languages; linguistic science.
    • A treatise on the technology of language.
    • The love and/or study of understanding and literature; the investigation of a language and its own literature, or of languages and literatures, the light they cast upon men's character, activity, and record.
    • the humanistic study of language and literature

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