3 stellar moments at Linguistics

Timeline created by Diego Bolívar
  • -500 BCE

    The Greek Linguistic appears

    The Greek Linguistic appears
    The sophist were the first people to speculate about the kind of sentences. They purposed 4 kinds of sentences. Also, they used empiric methods and were considered wise men.
  • -300 BCE

    Panini's Grammar

    Panini's Grammar
    Hindu grammarian Panini purposed a new style of grammar, it was created by him in the century IV, and was discovered recently in the XIX century. The rules of this grammar are very complex, specifically because it has 4000 rules. One language, that is very famous and is a descendence of this grammar is the sanskrit.
  • -100 BCE

    Roman Linguistic

    Roman Linguistic
    The Roman linguistic is based on the Greek language, with some differences. One of the biggest exponents of this type of Linguistic is Marco Terencio Varron, who divide his studies in 3 parts: etymology, morphologhy and syntax. Another important exponent is Palemón, he translated to Latin language one of the books wroten by Dionisio.
  • 1492

    Renascentist Grammar

    Renascentist Grammar
    In this year appears the first exhibition of Spanish language, where the writter Antonio de Nebrija wrote the rules of the language and compares it with the Toscan Language.
  • Port Royal Grammar

    Port Royal Grammar
    This grammar emerged in Port Royal, a comercial port and the base of the Brittish Goverment. This grammar wave had its basis on Pascal and the Cartesianism. The main thesis of this grammar wave is "Language is a human creation". Some important exponents are Antoine Arnauld, Rene Descartes and Claude Lancelot. Also, Port Royal grammar purpose that the grammar is the art of speak, and the speaking is the way that how we explain our feelings.
  • Important Book by Port Royal

    Important Book by Port Royal
    This book was written in 1660 by the Port Royal academics'. This book is divided into nine chapters; 2 in orthography, another 2 in presude, 4 by analogy and the last in syntax. This book implant 7 theories, two of them are "Verb theory" and "all speeches are divided in parts".
  • Indo-European language

    Indo-European language
    As some linguistis says, one of them is Sir William Jones, Indo-European languages comes from a cross of 4 individual languages, which are Sanskrit, Latin, Greek and Persian. The approximate number of languages that this group have is approximately 150 languages and the number of people that speak these languages is approximately 3 thousand millions.
  • Similarities

    In this year, a famous philologist, Sir William Jones sat the idea that the Sanskrit language have kinship with the Latin language, Greek language and Germanic languages.
  • Starts the second stellar moment

    Starts the second stellar moment
    This moments implies more changes in the history of linguistics, the comparative method appears, the main function of this one is to search similarities starting from linguistic forms. This method have 3 approaches: Typological, evolutionist and genetic.
  • Period:
    -500 BCE
    -400 BCE


    Some philosopher suggested that the language is divided in two parts: Anomaly part: Which is the irregular and imprecise part and it comes from the nature. The analogical part is all about the rules.