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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.


Nov 29, 2021

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 Kristian A P

May 23, 2016

A wonderful course!

By Marie G S

Aug 14, 2016

So so interesting!

By Carmen I

Dec 11, 2021

Very 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 Deleted A

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 Long C

Mar 28, 2022

great endeavor!

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 Sayar G R

Oct 6, 2022

It was great.

By Luyu Y

Sep 4, 2022

very helpful

By Evgeniya V

Dec 15, 2019

Great Course!

By Charles M

Oct 9, 2018

really worthy


May 6, 2020

Nice course

By Abdadiam A

Jun 17, 2017

Great !!!!!

By Jee Y K

Jan 28, 2017