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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: 301 - 325 / 672 レビュー

by Huda T


it is a fabulous course. I spent interesting time with it. it is more than linguistics. it make you thinking as a linguist.

by Jade O


This course was a great introduction to linguistics. I learned many concepts, as well as the names for different concepts.

by Abhiraj G


Very interesting course, that is challenging but not impossible. The perfect way for young budding linguists to start.

by alessio t


Entertaining and interesting. Good introduction to the subject with plenty of links and references for further study.

by Haider A


I studied the subject because of my interest in the topic and found the course very informative. Very good course!

by Matthew J


Structure of the course was wonderful, and the professor and aides were great. Really enjoyed the course, thanks!

by Oliver H


Very interesting and easy to follow, though the quizzes are very hard, and the fact that it was free was amazing!

by Mario A L G


It is a very good Introduction for those of Us that know nothing of Linguistics. I was very happy to take it.

by Shaun M P


great enthusiasm and thought provoking, I look forward to more linguistics courses from Universiteit Leiden!

by Olga Y


Thank you for the interesting and enjoyable course with great guests-proffesionals and absorbing lecturer!

by Kian T


that was amazing! i really enjoyed this course and i love linguistics more than before. thank you. good job

by Lukasz D


It was a pure pleasure to study linguistics in Leiden University. I recommend the course to all and sundry.

by Farid A H


Amazing introductory course to lingustics, got me really interested in the subject and I learned so much!

by Ron A


Fantastic course! very good explanations, mind-opening. discovering new fields, ideas, and methodologies.

by Diana F


An interesting course with a good learning environment. I miss already the teacher, and Martin and Inge!

by Akhilesh S


This is a wonderful and fun course. A must for anyone interested to know about the study of linguistics.

by Alejandra C


Fantastic! Clear, dynamic, entertaining, easy but not too much... Good! I have definitely learnt a lot.

by bokyeong k


Week 3 test was quite complicated, so I spent a lot of time, but it was worthy. Thanks for nice videos.

by Jose C


Excepcional. Aprendí muchísimo. Una gran guía al mundo de la lingüística con actividades muy dinámicas.

by Vanessa B


I enjoyed this course and learned relevant information that I won't be able to access anywhere easily.

by Magdalena


Very informative, the language informant sections were especially helpful in illustrating the topics!

by Karen C C T


Excelent course, I learned a lot, I enjoy having classes with this professor and his students, thanks

by Isabelle K


Energetic, engaging and thorough presentation of the topic and sub-topics by Professor van Oostendorp.

by hogenishi


The course was so interesting and beneficial.

I can recommend this course to every linguistic beginner!

by Nilay P


The lectures were both educational and fun thanks to the professor and his students' Marten and Inge.