Do Languages have a common origin?

Shiv Shankar

Abstract


Today there are more than 6000 languages spoken over the world. Where did these come from? As people saw and experienced other languages, this question has puzzled them- did all the language evolve from same origin language? There are various ways for language to spread like geographical proximity, trade, science, technology and colonialism. However, when we try to go further back, we have to rely upon analytical technics- which also does not take us much further back as written resources are very few.


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