How did language begin?
The short answer is no one knows! There is no conclusive theory that explains how language developed and there almost certainly never will be. Language evolution will remain a mystery forever. However, this hasn’t stopped countless theories being put forward over the years. Pretty much all of these theories have been challenged, discounted and often flat out ridiculed. Continue reading to find out more about 5 of the oldest and most common theories about the origin of language.