Welcome to the Foreign Languages Department!

Between 400 and 200 B.C., the Indian grammarian Panini produced the first language study to meet rigorous linguistic criteria. He compiled a grammar of Sanskrit that linguistics still admire as a model of precise and sophisticated description. During the Middle Ages, many people thought all languages came from Biblical Hebrew. According to linguists, there are about 6,000 languages spoken in the world today. This number does not include dialects. Many languages are spoken only by small groups of a few hundred or a few thousand people. There are more than 200 languages with a million or more speakers.

 

In our department you may find the answers to the previously mentioned and many other questions:

  • How can learning a foreign language help you?
  • How many languages are spoken in the world?
  • What is the difference between syntax and morphology?
  • What are some reasons why languages change?
  • What is the chief language family?

Welcome to our department! 

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