Chevron Left
Back to Miracles of Human Language: An Introduction to Linguistics

Learner Reviews & Feedback for Miracles of Human Language: An Introduction to Linguistics by Universiteit Leiden

4.7
stars
2,148 ratings

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.

Filter by:

626 - 648 of 648 Reviews for Miracles of Human Language: An Introduction to Linguistics

By Rahul M

Jan 3, 2022

By Trixy L

Aug 2, 2020

By Eva O

Jul 18, 2020

By K N

Dec 30, 2019

By Justin H

May 3, 2020

By BeverlyR C

Apr 25, 2021

By Zaida V L G

Sep 10, 2017

By Tiffany O M B - R

Nov 10, 2016

By Mathew M

May 19, 2017

By kelly s

Dec 3, 2017

By Nathan T

Aug 11, 2016

By Hank F

Sep 19, 2020

By James D

May 19, 2016

By James

May 30, 2020

By Gabrielle s

Jan 21, 2020

By Benjamin A

Dec 13, 2020

By Ryo M

Oct 18, 2020

By Judith o G

Dec 29, 2020

By Sara P

Nov 1, 2020

By Wren E

Dec 6, 2021

By Polina

Sep 14, 2022

By Ramona M H

Jan 21, 2017