Humans have used language since the species first evolved. But when did people start to explore linguistics? And how have we viewed language throughout recorded history? We can trace the origins of linguistics to ancient India and Greece Reseanch in India began in the S century BCE The linguist Panini identified rules for the assembly of words. He suggested that words are built from different pieces, including prefixses and suffises He also developed nales for pronunciation. He based these rules on the different parts of words The Greek Aristotle war the first known European to study linguistics He identified different sentence parts in his work Categories Aristotle used the terms salject and predicate This was the birth of sentence analysis In the 2d and T centuries BCE the Greeks went on to classily parts of speech.