When and Where was it studied?

 
Linguistic study has been taking place all over the world for centuries. The study of linguistics itself in Europe goes back as far as the 4th century BC. Language around this time was studied more as a philosophy and its focus was on religious texts.[1] However, the history of linguistics as a field of study is actually a relatively recent thing! Please view the timeline below for a brief overview of what was happening when and where in the study of linguistics:

References

[1] McGregor, W., (2009) Linguistics: An Introduction. Continuum. The chapter on the history of linguistics can be found here: An Outline of the History of Linguistics
[2] About Linguistics http://www.lsadc.org/info/ling-fields-history.cfm
[3] http://horizons-2000.org/2.%20Ideas%20and%20Meaning/Topics/linguistics/right.html#_Toc17652607
[4] Wikipedia editors (10/05/12) History of Linguistics, Wikipedia.