Crash Course Linguistics
Writing Systems - All societies have spoken or signed language, but not all languages have a written form. Since writing developed in different ways in different places, writing systems differ greatly around the world. We learn about writing systems, also called orthographies, the different components that make up a writing system, the development of different writing systems over time, and more.
We learn about orthographies, the different components that make up a writing system.
We learn about the process of programming computers to process human language.
We explore factors to learn about world languages and linguistic diversity.
We learn about how and why languages change.
We learn about language acquisition and how the process differs for babies and adults.
We learn about psycholinguistics - the field of study of language and the brain.
We learn phonology and the different phonological systems we see in languages.
We learn about 6 vowel letters and the numerous sounds we make when using them.
We begin our discussion of phonetics, the study of speech sounds.
Learn about the linguistic differences between languages based on various factors.
We cover Grice’s Maxims and the different types of conversational styles.
We learn about semantics and how words' meanings change over time.
We break down what roles different types of words and phrases play within a sentence.
We start our discussion of syntax and how we morph words into questions and stories.
We’re diving into the topic of morphology and what makes up these things we call words.
Linguistics is the study of language, but what does that even mean?
About Crash Course Linguistics
Welcome to Crash Course Linguistics! Linguistics is everywhere and is super useful for pretty much everyone. Over 16 episodes, Taylor Behnke will teach you all about language, from its structure, to the relationship between language and our identity, the brain, and computers, to writing, language acquisition, and the diversity of human languages!
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