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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.

NI
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 Sallai K

Apr 12, 2021

It was an interesting course overall but I wish it was more detailed in some areas. However, it a comprehensive course of the basics.

By Mel

Jun 25, 2018

A comprehensive introductory course to the study of linguistics. Would be even better if it covers more applied linguistics topics.

By Daniele C R

Oct 9, 2016

Very nice work on the various fields of Linguistics, high level interviews, but rather laborious and time consuming quizzes.

By Paveen P

Jan 31, 2021

The only downside is that it was too short. Very informative and I've learned a lot that would prove useful in psychology.

By Liz J

Sep 11, 2016

I enjoyed the course and learned a lot. I wish there had been more interaction in the discussions, though.

By Xiaoyun Y

Mar 12, 2019

It is a great course including details and all aspects of linguistics. It satisfies my curiosity!

By Mustapha K

May 14, 2017

Thank you for your great effort making this course possible for people from all over the world.

By Kathleen K

May 15, 2016

Material is excellent and very interesting. Test questions can be confusing and poorly phrased.

By Genevieve L D K

Oct 21, 2019

Very enjoyable however, I feel that Quiz Three needs to be looked over for software problems.

By Antonella C

Nov 23, 2018

Very interesting and passionating course even for people who are new to linguistic.

By Tianyu Z

Jun 12, 2020

It is a great introduction course, covering every aspect related to linguistics.

By Laureen E

Sep 17, 2019

First course tried.. succeeded! Very informative and nice to work on! Thank you

By André P

Apr 9, 2018

Interesting course, I've learned a lot of things about studying languages.

By Jia W

Jun 21, 2016

some problems in quiz part are confusing... but nice course in general

By Gautam M

Oct 3, 2020

An eye-opener and a game changer course to understand humanity.

By Nathalie v L

Nov 5, 2019

great course. Great refresher 30 years after college.

By Mohammed A A A

May 21, 2020

One of the most brilliant courses I have ever taken!

By Osnat B

Apr 5, 2019

Wide-angle, general introductory course. Engaging.

By Ruben A M d C

Jan 28, 2017

Interesting content, but still a bit buggy...

By Fernando C M

Jan 2, 2020

Good course, nice teachers, good material

By Dorothy H

Sep 25, 2016

The interview with Chomsky a real treat.

By Cecilia C

Jun 25, 2017

Very interesting course! Thank you!

By Dennis M

May 21, 2020

Great introduction to linguistics.

By Mai B

Feb 16, 2021

lots of interesting information