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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!...



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.


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.


501 - 神奇的人类语言:语言学概论 的 525 個評論(共 553 個)

創建者 Paveen P


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

創建者 Liz J


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

創建者 Xiaoyun Y


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

創建者 Mustapha K


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

創建者 Kathleen K


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

創建者 Genevieve L D K


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

創建者 Antonella C


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

創建者 Tianyu Z


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

創建者 Laureen E


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

創建者 André P


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

創建者 Jia W


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

創建者 Gautam M


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

創建者 Nathalie v L


great course. Great refresher 30 years after college.

創建者 Mohammed A A A


One of the most brilliant courses I have ever taken!

創建者 Osnat B


Wide-angle, general introductory course. Engaging.

創建者 Ruben A M d C


Interesting content, but still a bit buggy...

創建者 Fernando C M


Good course, nice teachers, good material

創建者 Dorothy H


The interview with Chomsky a real treat.

創建者 Cecilia C


Very interesting course! Thank you!

創建者 Dennis M


Great introduction to linguistics.

創建者 Mai B


lots of interesting information

創建者 Rizky A D


101 linguistics

創建者 Wang x


great course!

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創建者 Valdas M


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.