Miracles of Human Language
An Introduction to Linguistics

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Marc van Oostendorp
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r/etymology • comment
15 points • iamasuitama

Found it!

(btw, if you comment, there's a 'help' link right underneath the comment box, on how to format links, bold text, etc on reddit)

r/linguistics • post
7 points • Edgar7878
Coursera is now offering a course on linguistics, "Miracles of the Human Language: An Introduction to Linguistics" taught by Leiden University.
r/etymology • comment
4 points • postthereddit

It actually wasn't easy to find. Is it this ?

r/linguistics • comment
3 points • GlissandoCantabile

Coursera had an introductory linguistics course: https://www.coursera.org/learn/human-language

r/homeschool • comment
2 points • HildaMarin

You'll need to have taken the GED to take classes at a public community college as a non-high school student in Tennessee at age 16, and the ACT is also required for everyone under 24 or so.

As a high school student you can do dual-enrollment. Homeschoolers are not generally eligible, but those attending an umbrella school are. The state will then pay for 2 courses as part of the Lottery law, but more than that they require you to apply for Federal Student Aid, which will whittle away your lifetime eligibility which generally is only going to be for 4 years total, and you probably want to save that for real university which costs a lot more. The state claim that they have free community college is not really true, it's a scam to route federal grant money to the state, while destroying your lifetime grant eligibility.

I recommend you take online classes and self study in German and French. There's also sites where you can practice and chat with people who speak those languages who want English practice. Then take the AP French and AP German class, which when you pass will mean you can convert that self study into actual college credit, all without paying hardly anything (testing fee about $95 each class).

Also, take this linguistics course as an intro: https://www.coursera.org/learn/human-language

Then get a good linguistics textbook and start reading, plus trying to decipher linguistics papers and books. If you can read those papers at all, you know linguistics since it uses about the most technical and opaque language of any field.

Also, since you're past 9th grade there's no longer any state testing requirement so you don't really need an umbrella school.

Good luck, should be much more fun for you.

r/linguistics • comment
1 points • Kumsaati

There is this Linguistics MOOC on Coursera if you like: Miracles of Human Language: An Introduction to Linguistics

r/linguisticshumor • comment
3 points • UnChatAragonais

This is a multiple pics post and there're four questions.

The course if you're interested in: https://www.coursera.org/learn/human-language

r/linguistics • comment
3 points • albertica14

There is this famous MOOC in coursera, which touches on the most important subjects and the instructors are really good.

In case you want to have a light read and just discover what linguistics is about, I know of two very good pop linguistics books: Don't believe a word - Shariatmadari, and Language unlimited - Adger

Although my suggestion is to look for a intro to linguistics textbook, the newest version of Fromkin and Rodman's "introduction to language" would be a good start.

But I also like this open access book

r/linguistics • comment
1 points • filipokk
r/Wellington • comment
1 points • evilsupernasty

I've signed up for a Coursera introductory linguistics course, so that should clarify whether I'm actually interested in studying linguistics. I feel that I need to decide this pretty swiftly though, if I leave it for 2021 I'm sure the idea will be dead.

r/asklinguistics • comment
1 points • FuppinBaxterd

This is a good entry-level, free linguistics course. Compared to my uni Intro to Ling, it had less depth in technical areas but was comparable in others. Definitely a good start for a beginner.

r/suggestmeabook • comment
1 points • Lost-Phrase

Don't have a book, but do have a Coursera course option. I have not taken the course, but I saw it as I was browsing, and it has decent reviews. Looks like it just started today.


r/linguistics • comment
5 points • gkayaalp

For my first books, I used Handbook of Linguistics, eds. Aronoff and Rees-Miller, and An Introduction to Language by Fromkin, Hyams and Rodman. The Handbook is way more dense and comprehensive, but thus harder to grasp. I happened to encounter it before the Fromkin book, which I suggest reading first. It also has excercises in it.

There are also various online resources. I made a lot of use of Virtual Linguistics Campus' videos, and the Miracles of Human Language course on Coursera, made by the Leiden University.

r/linguistics • comment
1 points • vvoggin

This free online course provides access to Ethnologue: https://www.coursera.org/learn/human-language

I can't pinpoint an exact category where the log in is given but it's towards the beginning?

r/linguistics • comment
1 points • theanibirdisback

There's this 6 week long Coursera course that goes through the major fields of linguistics (phonology, snytax, pragmatics, etc) as well as a few others, like psycholinguistics. Also, you'll learn a few things about 6 different languages. It's fine if you don't buy the certificate, I didn't either.

I would also reccomend Mark Rosenfelder's conlanging books. Even though they're meant for those wanting to construct languages, you have to know a good deal about real languages to make your own, right?

r/linguistics • comment
3 points • kingkayvee

My first question is: why do you want a degree in linguistics?

As far as online courses, here are some nice MOOCs (I haven't done them but I've heard nice things, and that I would take in the following order):

  • Intro 1: https://www.coursera.org/learn/human-language
  • Intro 2: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRIMXVU7SGRJhu62mFhPj5q5CGnvKGYu2
  • Language Revival: https://www.edx.org/course/language-revival-securing-future-adelaidex-lang101x-1
  • Corpus Linguistics: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/corpus-linguistics

You can then look at more playlists here: https://www.youtube.com/user/LinguisticsMarburg/playlists

r/ECAdvice • comment
1 points • that1coverlg1rl

Linguistics has to do with language so I"m guessing you could learn about natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning. I'd look up NLP projects. There are a lot of ideas from creating a simple autocomplete function to an artificial intelligence-driven chatbot. You could also take a course on NLP plus a course on linguistics from sites like Coursera and edx to learn the basics of linguistics itself (not computational) and then the basics of how to implement NLP