How to Become a Philologist




Philologist Job Description

Philologists study the structure, origin and development of specific languages and language groups.



Philologist Job Duties

  • Use comparative analysis of ancient parent languages to trace the origin and evolution of words and syntax
  • Identify and classify obscure and rare languages according to family and origin
  • Study word and language structure characteristics such as morphology, phonology, accent and grammar
  • Compose articles for publication
  • Speak at seminars, conferences, university lectures and other information based gatherings



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