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 Xiaoyun Y•
Mar 13, 2019
It is a great course including details and all aspects of linguistics. It satisfies my curiosity!
por Osnat B•
Apr 05, 2019
Wide-angle, general introductory course. Engaging.
por Ana S T P•
Nov 06, 2016
I liked the couse a lot, but I think the quizzes are very tricky and there are questions that you have to deduce more than to know. This is OK as part of learning, but it turns a little difficult when English is not your first language. Also, there were some errors in the quizzes, especially in week 3 and 4. It's very interesting to listen to the informants, but I find difficult to answer the questions about them. I'm not familiar with those languages and it's very hard, and I think that's not the point of the course, like to know how to say "grandma" in Abruzzese or how many ways there are to say "son" in Chinese. So, it may be taken into consideration. Anyways, I really liked the course and I hope it can grow for the best. Thank you!
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 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 Liu M•
Aug 23, 2016
Firstly, I'd like to thank the professor for bringing us such a great class on linguistics! The course gives a general introduction on what linguistics is about in quite a balanced depth, not too deep to scare people away while not too shallow that you may feel boring. The missing star is due to some vague instructions of quizzes.
por Ewa P•
Aug 13, 2016
Interesting way of presenting the basics of linguistics. Helps a lot to organise crucial informatinon in one's memory. Lessons, however, are too similar.
por Shivanth M P•
Sep 16, 2016
Introductory insight into Linguistics. The professor takes you very briefly about the variety of subdivisions in linguistics , which , each by itself being a big subdivision within linguistics. Enlightened with basics of all these different approaches of investigating languages
por Emil M•
Aug 08, 2016
The course is a lightweight introduction to Linguistics. If you are absolutely new to linguistics, it will provide you with enough information for further research and self-development. There are some really interesting facts provided by the required reading of the course.
What I mostly liked about the course is the list of additional literature. What I mostly didn't like are quizzes - I little bit too reliant on the question formulation. The only quiz that I really liked was about syntactic analysis of informants' sentences.
por Wang x•
Feb 09, 2017
por Elisabet S•
Nov 11, 2016
Sometimes it was hard to understand the concept the professor was trying to make, because some grammatical forms were wrong and therefore the whole concept misleading. Otherwise very interesting course and thank you!
por Dorothy H•
Sep 26, 2016
The interview with Chomsky a real treat.
por Kathleen K•
May 15, 2016
Material is excellent and very interesting. Test questions can be confusing and poorly phrased.
por Soroosh A•
Jul 09, 2018
This course does a decent job of covering the main pillars of linguistics and puts the theories into practice by giving us a chance to apply our learnings of each module to real-life languages, and it even includes native speakers of those languages.If you're new to linguistics or want to brush up on your previous learnings, this course is definitely a great supplementary resource.
por Siddharth S•
Nov 08, 2016
The course was very interesting and well laid out. The only problems I faced were technical issues during quizzes and forum posts, but the course content itself is excellent and a good starting point for exploring linguistics and human languages.
por Yaroslava F•
Jun 23, 2017
This was an interesting but challenging course. What I would recommend as an improvements is that the quizzes included comments for wrong answers and suggestions what material to re-read or listen.
por Ruben A M d C•
Jan 28, 2017
Interesting content, but still a bit buggy...
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 Zhibiao Z•
Apr 07, 2017
It's fantastic to have a brief look into the intriguing Linguistics. There's so much to learn. But some of the readings and test might be too difficult and improper for a beginner.
por Josef P•
Aug 22, 2016
A great course, it contains very broad discussion of the problems of linguistics.
Quite demanding quizes force students to watch videos carefully and to read the required reading. This leads to better understanding of the matter.
The videos in the course are great too, the explanation of prof. Oostendorp is very lively and entertaining. The interviews with specialists are unique.
por SUZANNE R•
Aug 13, 2017
Good introduction to linguistics led by a charming Professor with great enthusiasm for his subject. It was certainly enough to convince me that the study of linguistics is not for me
por Gustavo C d M•
Jun 26, 2016
VERY good content and classes! Some questions in the quizzes are confusing, and there was the trouble with the required reading for Week 3. The first Honors assignment is confusing - specially its very last input question.
por Mustapha K•
May 14, 2017
Thank you for your great effort making this course possible for people from all over the world.
por Rizky A D•
Nov 06, 2016
Jun 25, 2018
A comprehensive introductory course to the study of linguistics. Would be even better if it covers more applied linguistics topics.