The study of origin and evolution of English language is an interesting one. The English language, like many of the European and Asian languages, have descended from the prehistoric Indo-European family of languages. This is understood best when the linguistic elements and structures present in these languages are closely analysed. A unique connection between the apparently different (and literally “world-apart”) languages makes us understand how these distinct languages have originated at one place and spread into multiple branches.
Watch this video to get a preliminary idea about Philology as a branch of study and about the origin of English in the annals of history. This is the first lecture in the bi-lingual series made exclusively for English Honours students of Bengal.