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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.


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.


Miracles of Human Language: An Introduction to Linguistics: 326 - 350 / 611 レビュー

by Омельянчук О А


This is the most interesting MOOC I've ever taken!

I highly recommend everyone to try it

by hamza b


Excellent course. It gives a general introduction to different branches of linguistics.

by Ekaterina A


I have enjoyed a lot this course! Love the material, readings and language informants!

by Jenny T


Very good introductory course! Worth taking even if you are not studying linguistics!

by Becky E


This is an excellent course for someone interested in an introduction to linguistics!

by Donè P


I absolutely loved this course. I learned so much from the lecturer and the students.

by tania p


I have learnt a lot but it was very difficult for a beginner in linguistics like me.

by Zoutao W


Very great job!! I love this course!! It enlighten my future study about linguistic!

by Felipe V R


Very special course ! with a good dinamic(class), makes us open our minds! congrats!

by Fátima Z R


Curso muy completo y sobre todo AMENO en el que aprenderás sin darte apenas cuenta.

by Jiayang T


The syllabus for courses are clear so it's really easy to understand and remember.

by 张弛



by Elif Y


It was such an amazing course! I learned so much in these modules. Thank you:)

by Lourenco C G


Good material, excellent presentations, knowledgeable presenters. Fascinating!

by Ema N


Wonderfully instructive, engaging, challenging and interesting. Great course!

by Harsha V P


This is a great course of anyone looking for an introduction to linguistics.

by Steven J


Very good content, concise, and informative. I really enjoyed it, thank you!

by Νίκος Μ


A very good introductory course practically on every aspect of linguistics!

by Milena


One of the best linguistics course available. Highly recommend this course!

by D.J.C. J


Great presentation! Very enthousiastic professor. Well thought out course.

by Pailin S


This is really informative for someone who have an interest in liguistics.

by Julia S


It was knowledgeable and fun! I updated my knowledge bank about language.

by Elvira Z


Thank you! Feels like going back in time - back to my student's years.

by Elmira S


It was one of the BEST courses I have ever had in my life! Thank you!

by D R


Great course, I learnt a lot and the videos were really good as well.