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  Philology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Philology thus comprises the study of the grammar, rhetoric, history, interpretation of authors, and critical traditions associated with a given language.
In its more restricted sense of "historical linguistics", philology was one of the 19th century's first scientific approaches to human language but gave way to the modern science of linguistics in the early 20th century due to the influence of Ferdinand de Saussure, who argued that the spoken language should have primacy.
Philology's interest in ancient languages led to the study of what were in the 18th century "exotic" languages for the light they could cast on problems in understanding and deciphering the origins of older texts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Philology   (688 words)

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 Jan Ziolkowski: On Philology
Philology also encompasses the forms in which texts express their messages, and thus it includes stylistics, metrics, and similar studies.
The topic "What is Philology?" drew an interdisciplinary audience whose main fields of research ran the gamut from ancient Indo-European languages to African-American literature, signaling a certain sense of urgency about a seemingly narrow subject.
On Philology will be of interest not only to students of philology but also to anyone working in the fields of hermeneutics, literature, and communication.
www.psupress.org /books/titles/0-271-00716-8.html   (296 words)

 Philology - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Such a wide-ranging definition is becoming rare nowadays, and "philology" tends to refer to a study of texts from the perspective of historical linguistics.
Similarities between Sanskrit and European languages were first noted in the early 18th century and led to the speculation of a common ancestor language from which all of these descended - now named Proto-Indo-European.
Perhaps the most famous however was Friedrich Nietzsche, who started his career with an extensive knowledge in classical philology (He was Extraordinary Professor of Classical Philology at the University Of Basel) but soon took up philosophy.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/p/h/i/Philology.html   (732 words)

 Warring States Philology | Festival Calendar
Philology is hard work, and a break now and then to celebrate past triumphs can help to refresh the spirit for future triumphs.
A turning point of sophistication in Chinese philology was reached with the canon of forgery constructed by Hu Ying-lin (1551-1618) as part of his 1586 work Sz-bu Jvng Wei.
His great legacy to philology, however, is his sardonic essay from the year 1921, "The Application of Thought to Textual Criticism," in which he subjects to crisp but deserved scorn the fools and poopheads who would make of philology a mere gimmick, which yields correct answers simply by pulling on its lever.
www.umass.edu /wsp/philology/calendar   (3558 words)

 philology - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Philology (from Greek philos, “loving”; logos, “speech”), the study of written records, the establishment of their authenticity and correctness,...
Linguistics : elements of linguistic study: philology – Jakobson, Roman Osipovich
America...initiated her own particular philology from which Whitman emerged; and he, like a new Adam, began giving things names, began behaving...
ca.encarta.msn.com /philology.html   (112 words)

 Univ. of Crete / Dep. of Philology / WS of Papyrology and Epigraphy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A') and it is one of the four Workshops of the Department of Philology of the University of Crete.
According to its statutes and by-laws the Workshop's primary goal is teaching and research in the fields of Papyrology and Epigraphy.
The Workshop welcomes as members and associate-members the teaching, research and technical staff of the Department of Philology, active in the fields of Papyrology and Epigraphy, as well as the research staff appointed to the Workshop.
www.philology.uoc.gr /erpe   (156 words)

 A Requiem for Philology
Philology is a word of ancient tradition, it emerged in the academic world of Alexandria over two thousand years ago, but went into a long coma when the Greco-Roman world slowly declined.
The awakening came in the late l8th century, when the word Philology was brought into life again by F.A. Wolf who saw it as a discipline unifying many new methods of investigation which were emerging as the pioneer work of scientists concerned with electricity, biology, and mechanics.
This was a type of linguistic philology closely connected with the Classics, but a few years later it was renamed Comparative Philology as better describing the methodology, and later as it broadened it became Comparative Linguistics, although elsewhere called Historical Linguistics.
community.middlebury.edu /~harris/Classics/RequiemforPhilology.html   (3219 words)

 Warring States Project | Philology
Philology has long concerned itself with the correction of manuscript errors and the detection of forgeries.
The study of this growth process is also part of philology.
Extending philology to include awareness of these possibilities introduces new steps into standard procedures, and adds to the power and reach of philology itself.
www.umass.edu /wsp/philology   (180 words)

 Share and Discover philology Bio, Pictures, News at BlinkBits.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Note: If you have a question about philology this is a great place to ask it.
In general this subject is like a general philology forum or philology message board.
In its main outlines, radical philology diverges from main-stream philology in its understanding of the relationship between textual scholarship and literary interpretation.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/philology   (1272 words)

 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2001.06.06
Nietzsche's critical philology comes from his ability to face problems and contradictions in the discipline that his colleagues were aware of but tried--desperately and often tellingly--to avoid.
The upshot again is that Nietzsche's philology, as a critical philology, is in fact a critique of culture, as this is refracted through classical antiquity, through modern philology's imagining of classical antiquity, and through modernity itself.
The result is that it is difficult to discern when Porter's own philology is being cynical, tactical, and critical, and when it is itself merely symptomatically displaying the contradictions he argues are present in all philology that looks towards the past to explain the present.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2001/2001-06-06.html   (2096 words)

 LINGUIST List 9.741: Philology vs. Linguistics
Philology is essentially the study of texts, for whatever purpose the investigator has in mind.
Also, the texts are nearly always pre-modern (the author[s]--and often the languages--are generally dead), and the investigation can, and often does, use practically any disciplinary approach known to modern academia--from anthropology to zoology--in order to elucidate the texts and languages of the texts.
Conclusions drawn from this empirical study are often used by philologists in "comparative philology" or "historical-comparative philology," a sub-branch of the field which is, essentially, pure linguistics (I'm coming to that).
www.ling.ed.ac.uk /linguist/issues/9/9-741.html   (635 words)

 Julian Kücklich: The Road Less Traveled - The Case for Computer Game Philology
For Aarseth, this failure to adapt semiotic theory to the requirements of digital semiosis appears as a failure of semiotics in general, and he concludes his critique of Andersen's work by stating that his approach is flawed because he does not take the "mathematical reality beneath the surface" (39) into account.
This approach is guided by the idea that literary theory is, at its core, a theory of interaction between the human mind and a meaningful array of signs, constituting a semiotic process in which the materiality of these signs is secondary.
Obviously, computer game philology is far from being a "finished" theoretical framework, just as every theoretical undertaking is always a work-in-progress as long as it is alive and growing.
www.playability.de /en/txt/cgpabs.html   (4537 words)

 The Hindu : Philology vanished: Frawley's Rigveda — I
Philology is the investigation of a civilisation based on its texts; it takes into account all necessary information from other sciences, from astronomy to zoology.
Our aim should be to represent what the authors of the texts themselves thought, the "spirit of the times," not what we (want to) see in them now.
Our personal and civilisational maayaa has to be overcome by using philology: by constantly re-examining proposals, by countercheck of other possibilities, and by well-founded worldwide peer criticism.
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/op/2002/08/06/stories/2002080600070200.htm   (1362 words)

 Trees of History in Systematics and Philology
During the very decades when Lamarck was offering his first speculations on the transformation of species and Lyell was laying the foundations of modern historical geology, scholars in the field of comparative philology were sketching the outlines of a new historical science of language and literature.
Although the development of philology in the late 1700s and early 1800s was complex (Pederson, 1931; Aarsleff, 1967; Burrow, 1967), modern-day linguistic historians often point to a statement made by the English jurist Sir William Jones as the traditional starting point of their discipline.
František Čelakovský, a professor of philology at Prague, published a genealogical diagram of the Slavic languages in 1850 (Fig.
rjohara.net /cv/1996-milan   (4346 words)

 Univ. of Crete / Dep. of Philology / Courses
Description: The lecture course is intended for first-year students and includes: a short history of Byzantine studies; basic handbooks, dictionaries and journals; an account of the literary genres which were cultivated in Byzantium; reading of and commentary on selected extracts.
The aim of the Seminar is to examine which aspects of personal and everyday life enter the literature of the period and appear repeatedly as writers' favourite themes.
The first goal is to familiarise new students with the various branches and the interpretative methods of Modern Greek Philology, the theoretical discipline whose object of study is Modern Greek Literature.
www.philology.uoc.gr /courses/2000-2001   (7067 words)

 Mangan's Miscellany: Philology
But the word "philology" is 2500 years old and performs well what it is supposed to do in these studies.
My dictionary gives the first sense of "philology" as "love of learning", the second as textual criticism, and the third as a synonym for linguistics.
Interestingly, he notes that the term "classical philology" is a type of retronym, on the analogy of "acoustic guitar" (my example) or "Coca Cola Classic" (his).
mangans.blogspot.com /2005/04/philology.html   (484 words)

 Comparative philology: reflections of a professor: University of Oxford Annual Review 2002-3
For those unfamiliar with this discipline, philology deals with language history and kinship; the University statutes 'require the professor to lecture and give instruction in Indo-European and the history and comparative philology of the Indo-European Languages'.
Established in 1868, Oxford's Chair of Comparative Philology was the first with this title in Britain and, in the 135 years since, just five people have filled the post: Friedrich Max Müller (1868-1900), Joseph Wright (1901-25), Gustav Braunholtz (1925-52), Leonard Palmer (1952-71) and now Professor Davies.
Spend time with Professor Davies, reflecting on her 32 years in the Chair, and you are struck by her enthusiasm for the subject and her abiding excitement in the challenges it poses.
www.ox.ac.uk /publicrelations/pubs/annualreview/ar03/04.shtml   (1009 words)

 Faculty of Philology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Since 1998 the students of "Philology" speciality are suggested to study two foreign languages (English, German and French by choice).
The Faculty of Philology at the University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN) offers courses of the Russian Language for foreigners.
Its goal is to prepare a student-philologist with a wide knoledge of a general philology subjects.
www.unn.ru /unn/f9/main.htm   (307 words)

 Faculty of Philology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Faculty of Philology is the oldest University subdivision.
The Faculty of Philology is a member of the All-European programme for partnership in university education - TEMPUS.
The departments of English, Romance and Iberian Romance linguistics handle the project, which intend to promote the collaboration of educational establishments all around Europe by funding joint projects, providing scholarships for students, researchers and teachers.
www.ied.msu.ru /faculties/philol.html   (367 words)

 Haverford Archives: Inaugural Lecture
Now, "Philology." This is not an everyday practice or mental universe for most people, yet it is for those of us who specialize in ancient languages and literatures.
What philology really means, is the academic study of languages, specifically the study of their grammar, style, and literature in the most stringent technical terms.
Thus philology includes historical linguistics; it includes textual criticism, the editing of manuscripts to produce more readable and reliable printed texts; and the study of metrics, stylistics, and dialects.
www.haverford.edu /publicrelations/archives/nov99/dusseaulec.html   (4140 words)

 Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics: graduate courses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Linguistics, Comparative Philology and Phonetics all belong to the Humanities Division, one of the five divisions which are responsible for teaching and research in the University, but also have close links with the Social Sciences Division, the Medical Sciences Division (including Psychology) and the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division (including Computer Sciences and Engineering).
The Committee for Comparative Philology, Linguistics and Phonetics is responsible for administering all graduate degrees in Linguistics, Comparative Philology and Phonetics.
These are: the Master of Studies (M.St.) in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology, the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology, the Master of Letters (M.Litt.), and Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.).
www.ling-phil.ox.ac.uk /pages/graduate.html   (2962 words)

 MA Guidelines: Philology
This requirement is identical for students emphasizing either ancient history, archaeology, pedagogy, or philology.
At least two (philology) faculty members will grade the examinations; in the event of a disagreement about an examination, the Director of Graduate Studies will ask a third faculty member to arbitrate.
The examinations in Greek and Latin literature will be graded by two philology faculty members; in the event of a disagreement about an examination, the Director of Graduate Studies will ask a third faculty member to arbitrate.
www.coh.arizona.edu /classics/students/grad/guide_philology.html   (1328 words)

 CFP: 2006 Computers, Literature and Philology (CLiP) conference | Kairosnews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The initiative for the first seminar was taken by literary scholars who were not only aware of the importance of new technologies for the humanities, but also of what the humanities had contributed to the creation of digital culture in general and to the content of the Internet in particular.
In this context, 'Literature' and 'Philology' are to be understood in more general terms.
The theoretical and practical questions posed by the creation of digital materials and the integration of Philology and media technologies are debated.
kairosnews.org /node/4457   (760 words)

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