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Legendas: Inglês, Romeno, Árabe, Búlgaro

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Legendas: Inglês, Romeno, Árabe, Búlgaro

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Introduction to Linguistics

In this first week, we will try to determine what makes language human: why do (almost) all human beings have a language, and what makes human language different from animal communication systems? We will furthermore discuss the many different places where linguists work, and the many different methodologies that they use for conducting their research. You will moreover get to know all the other participants in this MOOC: my students Inge and Marten, as well as the speakers of six different languages. Finally, don't forget to watch our first expert interview: Marten and Inge have talked with Dr. Victoria Nyst of Leiden University, who has enlightened us in the fascinating world of sign languages! For the assignments with the support of Ethnologue, please make sure to study the instructions listed in 'required and optional readings' of this module....
Reading
14 vídeos (total de (Total 74 mín.) min), 7 leituras, 1 teste
Video14 videos
Human Language and Animal Communication Systems6min
Human Language Versus Other 'Languages'9min
Discussion with Marten and Inge: Language Diversity9min
Language Diversity and Ethnologue8min
Discussion with Marten and Inge: What do Linguists do?13min
Interview with Dr. Victoria Nyst10min
Introduction language informants + introducing Han Hu, Speaker of Mandarin Chinese4min
Introducing Roberta D'Alessandro, speaker of Abruzzese48s
Introducing Khalid Mourigh, speaker of Tarifit Berber51s
Introducing Varun DeCastro-Arrazola, speaker of Basque1min
Introducing Beste Sevindik, speaker of Turkish1min
Introducing Enoch Aboh, speaker of Gungbe1min
Conclusion; language and dialect2min
Reading7 leituras
Meet the instructor & his team5min
Welcome to Leiden University5min
Study tips for studying online5min
Being succesful in an international virtual learning community5min
Behaving in an academic way5min
Registration Ethnologue10min
Required and optional readings30min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Test your knowledge 124min
Semana
2
Horas para completar
2 horas para concluir

The study of sound: Phonology and Phonetics

In this module we will delve into what appear to be the smallest building blocks of spoken language: 'sounds'. As we will see however, all is not what it seems, as we will in fact encounter an even smaller building block of language, a true atom. Another interesting thing about this module is that as of this week our 6 informants will all only speak their own language. Naturally, there is also an interview with my very special friend Prof. dr. Claartje Levelt, whom I have announced before....
Reading
13 vídeos (total de (Total 62 mín.) min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video13 videos
Production of speech sounds7min
Discussion with Marten and Inge: consonants of world languages8min
Sounds in systems7min
Discussion with Marten and Inge: sounds and language change11min
Interview with Prof. dr. Claartje Levelt7min
Introduction + Tarifit Berber4min
Gungbe1min
Turkish1min
Abruzzese1min
Mandarin Chinese1min
Basque1min
Conclusion; sounds and gestures1min
Reading1 leituras
Required and optional readings30min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Test your knowledge 224min
Semana
3
Horas para completar
5 horas para concluir

The study of words and sentences: Morphology and Syntax

In this module we will discuss words and sentences. All languages have them; but as I will illustrate, they can be organized in very different ways in different languages. I will furthermore demonstrate what cupcakes have in common with words in a sentence. This module's interview is with one of the most cited and re-knowned linguists alive, Prof. Noam Chomsky! Finally, our 6 language informants will provide us with information about the word order in their languages....
Reading
14 vídeos (total de (Total 86 mín.) min), 1 leitura, 2 testes
Video14 videos
Morphology9min
Discussion with Marten and Inge: world of words11min
Syntax and word order (a)8min
Syntax and word order (b)5min
Discussion with Marten and Inge: world of word order8min
Interview with Prof. Noam Chomsky28min
Introduction + Basque3min
Tarifit Berber2min
Gungbe1min
Turkish58s
Abruzzese1min
Mandarin Chinese55s
Conclusion; structure beyond sentences1min
Reading1 leituras
Required and optional readingss
Quiz1 exercício prático
Test your knowledge 324min
Semana
4
Horas para completar
3 horas para concluir

The study of meaning: Pragmatics and Semantics

This module deals with a topic which many of you find very interesting: meaning. How do we determine what a word means? To what extent does our language influence our thinking? How can we change the world with language? As usual, we also have an additional interview with an expert of the current module's theme: in this module Barend Beekhuizen talks to Inge and Marten about his work as a Leiden PhD student in computational linguistics....
Reading
13 vídeos (total de (Total 66 mín.) min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video13 videos
Semantics7min
Discussion with Marten and Inge: color and snow10min
Pragmatics11min
Discussion with Marten and Inge: changing the world with sentences9min
Interview with Barend Beekhuizen MA11min
Introduction + Abruzzese1min
Tarifit Berber1min
Turkish1min
Basque52s
Mandarin Chinese2min
Gungbe1min
Conclusion; untranslatable words?1min
Reading2 leituras
Required and optional readingss
Quiz readings10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Test your knowledge 424min
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por DCSep 24th 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.

por DPJan 3rd 2017

Excellent! Really enjoyed and learnt a lot. I did not expect such a great content and professionalism in a free course. I am definitely purchasing for the title.\n\nThanks to all the team! Great job!

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