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Subject: Classics and Linguistics
Question: I am a senior in high school and I am going to major in Classics. But, I am also interested in the morphology or morphophonology of Latin and Ancient Greek. How would I combine the two fields?
Reply: This is fairly simple - take lots of linguistics electives. You can also supplement with study of other languages you are interested in, particularly Indo-European or ancient Semitic languages. You can also ask your Classics department if there are options for a linguistics or language specialization or even look for dual degree options. The good news is that these two fields are fairly compatible and that many linguists are familiar with either Greek or Latin. There is also some research into these languages as well as their descendants, Modern Greek and the Romance language family. There are lots of possibilities, so I hope you find one that works for you.
Reply From: Elizabeth J Pyatt      click here to access email
Date: 12-Sep-2012
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  1. Re: Classics and Linguistics    Geoffrey Richard Sampson     (12-Sep-2012)

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