Re: OT: Colleges and linguishtics and philology, oh my!
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 18, 2002, 10:05|
En réponse à "Y.Penzev" <isaacp@...>:
> I see myself mostly as a linguist, but with no inimical implications
> A friend of mine used to say: "Philologists study (particular)
> Liguists study things ABOUT languages".
In France, philology is the study of texts and written documents, while
linguistics is the study of language in general and languages in particular.
They partially overlap (for instance, to study a dead language, you first have
to study its texts to interprete them. Translation is also a place where
philology and linguistics meet), but they are different specialisations, both
needed. I didn't know other countries had other meanings for those nouns...
Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.