What is another word for philology?

Pronunciation: [fɪlˈɒləd͡ʒi] (IPA)

Philology is the study of language and literature. However, there are various other terms that are associated with philology, and these can be used as synonyms for the word. Some of the synonyms for philology include linguistics, comparative literature, literary studies, language studies, textual studies, and literary criticism. Each of these terms is different from the other and has its own particular focus and approach, but ultimately, they are all concerned with understanding, interpreting, and analyzing language, literature, and culture. Whichever term is chosen, they all embody an interest in the complexities of language and literature, and a desire to learn more about the world through the study of these subjects.

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Usage examples for Philology

philology and geology are sufficient to prove this.
"The Pearl of India"
Maturin M. Ballou
Not even philology seems less concerned with the real business of life.
"The Approach to Philosophy"
Ralph Barton Perry
It is only since last age that the study of comparative philology has begun to be appreciated: and quite recently that languages have been made subservient to historical researches.
"The American Nations, Vol. I."
C. S. Rafinesque

Famous quotes with Philology

  • A historian of science is not expected to be a scientist, but he is expected to have some basic knowledge of the scientific alphabet. Similarly, a historian of Orientalism—that is to say, the work of historians and philologists—should have at least some acquaintance with the history and philology with which they were concerned. Mr. Said shows astonishing blind spots. He asserts [in his book ] that “Britain and France dominated the Eastern Mediterranean from about the end of the seventeenth century on [sic]” (p. 17)—that is, when the Ottoman Turks who ruled the eastern Mediterranean were just leaving Austria and Hungary. This rearrangement of history is necessary for Mr. Said’s thesis; others are apparently due to unpolemical ignorance—for example his belief that Muslim armies conquered Turkey before North Africa (p. 59)—that is to say, that the eleventh century came before, the seventh, and that Egypt was “annexed” by England (p. 35). Egypt was indeed occupied and dominated, but was never annexed or directly administered. In another remarkable passage, he chides the German philosopher Friedrich Schlegel because, even after he “had practically renounced his Orientalism, he still held that Sanskrit and Persian on the one hand and Greek and German on the other had more affinities with each other than with the Semitic, Chinese, American, or African languages” (p. 98). Mr. Said seems to object to this view—which would not be challenged by any serious philologist—and regards it as a pernicious residue of Schlegel’s former Orientalism
    Edward Said
  • The Rgvedic texts were read in the political context of nineteenth-century philology, which has been outlined in chapter 1. This certainly influenced the choice of possible inter- pretations placed on such words as andsa and on the battles of the Aryas and the Dasas. The racial interpretations extrapolated from the texts to support an Aryan migration have been justly challenged by both Indian and, albeit after the lag of a century, Western scholars. Their place in serious discussions of the Indo-Aryan problem is highly questionnable.
    Edwin Bryant
  • Professor Gordon has made himself at home in both the Semitic and Indo-European compartments of philology. This makes it possible for him to do things and to see things that are beyond a single compartment scholar's horizon.
    Cyrus H. Gordon
  • A writer must always try to have a philosophy and he should also have a psychology and a philology and many other things. Without a philosophy and a psychology and all these various other things he is not really worthy of being called a writer. I agree with Kant and Schopenhauer and Plato and Spinoza and that is quite enough to be called a philosophy. But then of course a philosophy is not the same thing as a style.
    Gertrude Stein
  • For myself I would say that more than the interest and uses of the study of Welsh as an adminicle of English philology, more than the practical linguist's desire to acquire a knowledge of Welsh for the enlargement of his experience, more even than the interest and worth of the literature, older and newer, that is preserved in it, these two things seem important: Welsh is of this soil, this island, the senior language of the men of Britain; and Welsh is beautiful.
    J. R. R. Tolkien

Related words: historical philology, classical philology, biblical philology, linguistic philology, cultural and literary philology, linguistic and cultural philology

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