Crash Course: Philology

HastingsHastings Posts: 24
edited June 2014 in Crash Course

I'm a huge fan of languages, and I would love to learn more about the history of languages, the relations between languages, and the structure of languages! For that reason, I would love to see a Crash Course: Philology produced, and I created this thread to see if anyone else shares my interest in the subject! I think a Crash Course: Philology would serve as a very interesting complement to Crash Course: History and Crash Course: Psychology (in addition to being fascinating all on its own, of course), because when discussing it those two topics play rather large roles (history maybe more so than psychology, but you could substitute the psychology part for a more sociology based approach).

Anyways, what are y'all's thoughts on the matter? 

Note: I used 'philology' instead of 'linguistics', because to my knowledge linguistics refers to a more specialised study of language, one which is more scientific in nature and focuses less on the sociology and historical impacts of languages (I am interested in linguistics as well, but I am slightly more interested in focusing on philology) 

"Then we have found, as it seems, that the many beliefs of the many about what's fair and about the other things roll around somewhere between not-being and being purely and simply." -Plato: Republic

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  • HollyhollyHollyholly Posts: 59
    I would love to see that, no matter if it's called Philology or Linguistics :)
    The sun was a toddler insistently refusing to go to bed. - TFiOS
  • Treebird13Treebird13 Posts: 1
    I have a degree in Language and Human Communication and have thought about suggesting Phil/Ling as a subject. 

    Can provide plenty of suggestions for topics, or even write some episodes (e.g. semiotics, semantics, phonetics and phonology, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, bi/multilingualism, metalinguistics, history of english, Proto Indo-European)... 

    how do we make this a thing? :D

  • SupernovaSupernova BangladeshPosts: 2
    I love languages and their fact I'm a fan of the history of anything....I'd love to see a phil/ling crash's a great idea!
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