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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!...



23. Sep. 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.


29. Nov. 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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von Kathleen K

15. Mai 2016

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

von Genevieve L D K

21. Okt. 2019

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

von Antonella C

23. Nov. 2018

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

von Tianyu Z

12. Juni 2020

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

von Laureen E

17. Sep. 2019

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

von Oscar T C

15. Jan. 2022

The content was good, but could go a bit deeper into each of the subtopics.

von André L

9. Apr. 2018

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

von Jia W

21. Juni 2016

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

von Gautam M

3. Okt. 2020

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

von Nathalie v L

5. Nov. 2019

great course. Great refresher 30 years after college.

von Mohammed A A A

21. Mai 2020

One of the most brilliant courses I have ever taken!

von Osnat B

5. Apr. 2019

Wide-angle, general introductory course. Engaging.

von Ruben A M d C

28. Jan. 2017

Interesting content, but still a bit buggy...

von Fernando C M

2. Jan. 2020

Good course, nice teachers, good material

von Dorothy H

25. Sep. 2016

The interview with Chomsky a real treat.

von Saman M

12. Juli 2021

This was a great introductory course.

von Cecilia C

25. Juni 2017

Very interesting course! Thank you!

von Dennis M

21. Mai 2020

Great introduction to linguistics.

von Zakharov O A

24. Apr. 2021

тяжко было, но в целом интересно

von Mai B

16. Feb. 2021

lots of interesting information

von Rizky A D

6. Nov. 2016

101 linguistics

von Wang x

9. Feb. 2017

great course!

von Li j x

31. Okt. 2020


von Valdas M

20. Nov. 2020

Interesting course. It's difficult to cover everything in such a short course. The last two weeks' classes have not much to do with "miracles" of languages. I would say these things are common to all languages. I would have preferred to concentrate more on firs 4 weeks topics. This all stuff with politeness does not fit much in the topic. It's more sociolinguistics, cultural studies etc. And there is not much to learn. There is no much valuable information to remember. I liked more the beginning about sounds, typology of languages etc. This all stuff with positive and negative face was a little strange. Specially, it was difficult to do the tests with these "faces". Listening exercises were quite OK, but for instance to decode Chinese without transcription was impossible task. All these exercises with language mistakes was also strange. If we all do pronunciation mistakes in all languages what’s the point to study these mistakes? What's the point to see what mistake is made in Basque, Gungbe or any other language? I saw this exercise as pure waste of my time. So, my general suggestion would be to concentrate on pure linguistic things (first 4 weeks) and do not go into field of sociology, neuro or psycholinguistics. BTW this couple of students is not balanced because the young man dominates all discussions. The girl should be more active or the man less active.

von Warren C

22. Sep. 2019

Too difficult for an introductory course. Ambiguous information. Time estimates are way off. Not what I expected. Rather provincial in its approach. Guess I'm just not cut out to be a linguist. Answers to the tests are not available or derivable from the lectures and required readings. I've read a lot of articles and books, particularly about neurolinguistics and the intersection between linguistics and genomics and the information in the course does not really assist with understanding what I've been reading, though I can sort of see how the authors might have made use of some of the things presented here. The interview with Chomsky was particularly useless.