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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.

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 Anwaar H

Aug 17, 2020

Very Informative course.

By elhoucine m

Apr 10, 2019

IT is an amazing course

By Carl X

Feb 26, 2018

It is indeed a miracle!

By Alan D D S

Oct 5, 2016

Fantastic experience!!

By Bijimol B

Jul 25, 2019

I enjoyed the classes

By Florence M

Jun 23, 2021

V​ery interesting!!!

By He W

Jan 31, 2020

Thanks! Learn a lot~

By Ruchira D

Mar 21, 2017

An amazing course !

By Max

Oct 12, 2016

It was pretty good!

By Kristian A P

May 23, 2016

A wonderful course!

By Marie G S

Aug 14, 2016

So so interesting!

By Isaac M Á

Oct 17, 2018

Very nice course.

By Danai I V

Aug 2, 2018

Amazing course!!!

By Nathalia V C

Feb 25, 2018

Excellent Course!

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!!