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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 10, 2021

The course was well-organised and very interesting. It covered the different aspects of linguistics wonderfully and prompted me to delve further into specific fields of linguistics such as phonetics.

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By Soniya M

Jan 23, 2021

Very very helpful this course

By Dragon F

Mar 25, 2020

Very interactive and "alive"!

By Huang W

Jun 25, 2017

I have learned a lot from it.

By Bernhard T

Jun 26, 2016

inspiring lecturer and staff!

By Lielane V

Aug 16, 2019

This course is very helpful!

By Bernard P T

Sep 13, 2017

This course is really good!!

By Louis G

Oct 21, 2016

Very interested. A great 101

By Natalie O

Jan 11, 2021

Amazing introductory course

By Mariia L

May 17, 2018

Really enjoyed this course!

By Roland

Aug 13, 2016

Very clear and interesting!

By Dilnoza N

May 31, 2020

It was a very cool course!

By Administration G N

Sep 12, 2022

very very very difficult

By maria f n

Oct 22, 2020

a wonderful experience!!!

By Robert M

Dec 1, 2018

Insightful and enjoyable.

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

Oct 5, 2016

Fantastic experience!!

By Gee T

Dec 17, 2021

I enjoyed this course

By Bijimol B

Jul 25, 2019

I enjoyed the classes

By Florence M

Jun 23, 2021

Very 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!