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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 23, 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 21, 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 Becky E

Jun 2, 2020

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

By Donè P

Oct 3, 2019

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

By tania p

Oct 17, 2020

I have learnt a lot but it was very difficult for a beginner in linguistics like me.

By Zoutao W

Aug 30, 2020

Very great job!! I love this course!! It enlighten my future study about linguistic!

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 1, 2018

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

By 张弛

Apr 15, 2021

看了名字,我本来期望学习一些世界各语系、语族的具体知识,结果是我读错了标题。当然,这门课从语音到语义到语用,逐层递进,介绍了语言学的知识框架,这一点是不错的。

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 Harsha V P

Dec 1, 2020

This is a great course of anyone looking for an introduction to linguistics.

By Steven J

Nov 28, 2018

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

By Milena

Aug 10, 2020

One of the best linguistics course available. Highly recommend this course!

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 D R

Mar 13, 2021

Great course, I learnt a lot and the videos were really good as well.

By Carolina A F

Apr 30, 2020

Curso excelente para quem quer ingressar no universo da linguística.

By R.

Oct 29, 2020

A very interesting course, each class was informative and engaging!

By Роман Т

Jun 1, 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 17, 2017

Excellent course. Was very thorough, entertaining and interesting.

By Daniela V

Mar 17, 2021

Thank you for making this course available free of charge to all.

By Claire L

Sep 5, 2020

Very good for beginners though quizes are a little bit difficult.

By Yan L

Feb 13, 2019

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