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About the Course

Everywhere, every day, everybody uses language. There is no human society, no matter how small or how isolated, which does not employ a language that is rich and diverse. This course introduces you to linguistics, featuring interviews with well-known linguists and with speakers of many different languages. Join us to explore the miracles of human language! The Miracles of Human Language introduces you to the many-faceted study of languages, which has amazed humans since the beginning of history. Together with speakers of many other languages around the world, as well as with famous linguists such as Noam Chomsky and Adele Goldberg, you will learn to understand and analyse how your native tongue is at the same time similar and different from many other languages. You will learn the basic concepts of linguistics, get to know some of the key features of big and small languages and get insight into what linguists do. This course gives an introduction into the study of languages, the field of linguistics. With the support of the basic linguistic terminology that is offered in the course, you will soon be able to comment both on variety between languages, as well as on a single language’s internal structure. Anyone who wishes to understand how languages work, and how they can give us insight into the human mind is very welcome to join. The course is useful if you want to get a fairly quick introduction into linguistics, for instance because you are considering studying it further, or because you are interested in a neighbouring discipline such as psychology, computer science or anthropology. Furthermore, the course will help you develop analytical skills. If you are curious to understand how language works and how it gives insight into the human mind, this course is definitely for you!...

Top reviews

DC

Sep 24, 2017

Extremely informational, well presented, with questions that stimulate reflection. The optional reading material is food for thought. I hope to see more courses from the same professor and University.

SS

Mar 22, 2019

I've taken a number of online courses on linguistics now, and this one was by and far the best. The material covered is indepth and engaging, and the professor's enthusiam makes the videos a delight.

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By hamza b

May 05, 2017

Excellent course. It gives a general introduction to different branches of linguistics.

By Ekaterina A

Sep 21, 2017

I have enjoyed a lot this course! Love the material, readings and language informants!

By Becky E

Jun 02, 2020

This is an excellent course for someone interested in an introduction to linguistics!

By Donè P

Oct 03, 2019

I absolutely loved this course. I learned so much from the lecturer and the students.

By Felipe V R

Jun 17, 2016

Very special course ! with a good dinamic(class), makes us open our minds! congrats!

By Fátima Z R

Oct 12, 2016

Curso muy completo y sobre todo AMENO en el que aprenderás sin darte apenas cuenta.

By Jiayang T

Feb 02, 2018

The syllabus for courses are clear so it's really easy to understand and remember.

By Lourenco C G

Sep 11, 2017

Good material, excellent presentations, knowledgeable presenters. Fascinating!

By Ema N

Feb 26, 2018

Wonderfully instructive, engaging, challenging and interesting. Great course!

By Steven J

Nov 28, 2018

Very good content, concise, and informative. I really enjoyed it, thank you!

By Julia S

Mar 26, 2017

It was knowledgeable and fun! I updated my knowledge bank about language.

By Elvira Z

Jun 19, 2016

Thank you! Feels like going back in time - back to my student's years.

By Carolina A F

Apr 30, 2020

Curso excelente para quem quer ingressar no universo da linguística.

By Roman T

Jun 01, 2020

Amazing course! Thank you for your passion and love for your field!

By Ali A

May 23, 2016

Such a great professor with a wonderful team.

Thank You So Much ^_^

By Charles M

Oct 24, 2019

Very interesting course. An excellent introduction to linguistics.

By Susie

Jan 18, 2017

Excellent course. Was very thorough, entertaining and interesting.

By yan l

Feb 13, 2019

Interesting and engaging. Like the professor a lot, so engaging.

By Jinn L

Sep 26, 2019

Well organised, insightful and digestible introductory course.

By Stephanie J P

Mar 01, 2017

Amazing course! By far the best online course I've ever taken.

By Akodjetin

Jan 04, 2017

Amazing course, Congratulations Dr, Inge , Marten and others!

By Cezar N

Aug 22, 2016

Just perfect, even for post-graduate students in Linguistics!

By Manuel L

Aug 20, 2018

Excellent introduction on the several fields of linguistics.

By Daniela P A

Jan 18, 2017

Very informative and very fun, you can learn a lot from it.

By Wender J T S

Dec 29, 2016

If you're a linguistic passionated, this course is for you!