The History of Language

Language started back millions of years ago and hasn’t, necessarily, started with just the humans. Animals such as bees, ants, and even the dinosaurs show off certain physical language the origins of human language will perhaps remain forever obscure. The origin of language has been the subject of very precise study over the past two centuries and there are around 5000 languages spoken in the world today with a third of them being in Africa but scholars’ group them together into relatively few families.

The Social Impact of Language

Language also had a great impact on the social life of everyone ever since it was brought to this world. It has become a necessity in everyday situations even if we all don’t speak the same language. People all around the world is trying to learn these different languages because they want to really communicate with others to gain their trust, to learn from one-another, to pursue what’s called productive community partnerships. Language can change society, but I believe the role language plays needs more focused attention and could reward such analysis and investigation in helping to understand how it is involved in societal change.

Evolution of Language

While some of the other languages has not been as successful as the English language. English has achieved prime status by becoming the most widely spoken language in the world – if one disregards proficiency – ahead of Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. It is said that “English is spoken in 101 countries, while Arabic is spoken in 60, French in 51, Chinese in 33, and Spanish in 31. But it doesn’t stop there because everybody of a foreign language want to learn English as a second language because they want to connect more to others and gain more knowledge about them.