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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

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.

Jan 2, 2017

Excellent! Really enjoyed and learnt a lot. I did not expect such a great content and professionalism in a free course. I am definitely purchasing for the title.\n\nThanks to all the team! Great job!

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By Bruno K A

May 21, 2017

Simply inspiring!

By Laura S

Dec 2, 2016

Very interesting,

By Nina D

Oct 23, 2016

Excellent course!

By Richard H

Jun 9, 2016

Loved the course.

By Levi R E

Jul 21, 2020

Excelente curso!

By Sergio F

Jun 8, 2020

Excelente curso.

By Nasser H

Jan 20, 2019

Excellent course

By 林诺舟

Jun 29, 2017

适合入门 条理清晰 视野开阔

By Luciana B

Jan 24, 2021

Great material!

By Matheus A

Aug 14, 2017

Awesome course!

By Linda K

Feb 8, 2017

Great course!!

By Evgeniya V

Dec 15, 2019

Great Course!

By Charles M

Oct 9, 2018

really worthy

By Sayar G R

Aug 6, 2017

It was great.


May 6, 2020

Nice course

By Abdadiam A

Jun 17, 2017

Great !!!!!

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By Juliana

Jan 1, 2017

Thank you!

By John W

Sep 26, 2020

Loved it!

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By adriano m

Nov 22, 2017

very good

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By Daniel V

May 26, 2017

muy bueno

By Pham V C

Jun 15, 2020

Good !