Sep 24, 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.
Mar 22, 2019
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.
por Nata S•
Nov 12, 2017
A very nice introduction, covers a variety of topics that different branches of linguistics study, is not theory-heavy and is quite entertaining.
por William F•
Jun 10, 2017
This is a decent introduction to the field of linguistics that is easy to understand and accessible to those without previous content knowledge.
Jun 25, 2018
A comprehensive introductory course to the study of linguistics. Would be even better if it covers more applied linguistics topics.
por Daniele C R•
Oct 09, 2016
Very nice work on the various fields of Linguistics, high level interviews, but rather laborious and time consuming quizzes.
por Liz J•
Sep 11, 2016
I enjoyed the course and learned a lot. I wish there had been more interaction in the discussions, though.
por Xiaoyun Y•
Mar 13, 2019
It is a great course including details and all aspects of linguistics. It satisfies my curiosity!
por Mustapha K•
May 14, 2017
Thank you for your great effort making this course possible for people from all over the world.
por Kathleen K•
May 15, 2016
Material is excellent and very interesting. Test questions can be confusing and poorly phrased.
por Jennylyn K H•
Oct 21, 2019
Very enjoyable however, I feel that Quiz Three needs to be looked over for software problems.
por Antonella C•
Nov 23, 2018
Very interesting and passionating course even for people who are new to linguistic.
por Laureen E•
Sep 17, 2019
First course tried.. succeeded! Very informative and nice to work on! Thank you
por André P•
Apr 09, 2018
Interesting course, I've learned a lot of things about studying languages.
por Jia W•
Jun 21, 2016
some problems in quiz part are confusing... but nice course in general
por Nathalie v L•
Nov 05, 2019
great course. Great refresher 30 years after college.
por Osnat B•
Apr 05, 2019
Wide-angle, general introductory course. Engaging.
por Ruben A M d C•
Jan 28, 2017
Interesting content, but still a bit buggy...
por Fernando C M•
Jan 02, 2020
Good course, nice teachers, good material
por Dorothy H•
Sep 26, 2016
The interview with Chomsky a real treat.
por Cecilia C•
Jun 26, 2017
Very interesting course! Thank you!
por Rizky A D•
Nov 06, 2016
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Feb 09, 2017
por Warren C•
Sep 22, 2019
Too difficult for an introductory course. Ambiguous information. Time estimates are way off. Not what I expected. Rather provincial in its approach. Guess I'm just not cut out to be a linguist. Answers to the tests are not available or derivable from the lectures and required readings. I've read a lot of articles and books, particularly about neurolinguistics and the intersection between linguistics and genomics and the information in the course does not really assist with understanding what I've been reading, though I can sort of see how the authors might have made use of some of the things presented here. The interview with Chomsky was particularly useless.
por Laura J•
Aug 22, 2019
The content was very interesting and offered in coherent ways. The quizzes, however, were more challenging than they needed to be. A lot of the questions were asked in unusual and unclear ways which made answering it very difficult because I wasn't always sure what exactly they were asking. I also found it difficult to know what exactly the answers meant as they often didn't correspond exactly to the way things were said in the lectures and readings, so even if you followed the content closely the answers didn't always make sense.
por María P S•
Jul 12, 2019
The ethnologue is a mess, and I don't think a linguistics course should depend on a website to pass not only some questions, but almost half of a module, because you can understand perfectly what people is saying about their languages and you can formulate accurate questions that can be answered with the information given, and not researching in a web that has different content than the course provides, or changes the numbers, or absolutely ignore some important facts of languages searched.
por Benjamin V•
May 23, 2016
I watched all the videos, but did not do the coursework.
I was a total beginner on the subject. The videos were very well made, and quite nice to watch.
However, I feel like the material was a bit too easy for my taste. I would have enjoyed a course that delved into "harder things".
For someone who doesn't like as much "hard challenges" as I do, I do think that this course is a nice introduction to the subject.