Posted on April 5, 2015.

Notes from Miracles of Human Language, a MOOC on Coursera.

Week 1

Week 2


Table of English Consonants

Three dimensions:

Sounds in systems

Week 3


Four Types of Languages

Most languages cannot be neatly classified into one category above. For e.g. Engish is

Do some languages have more words than others?

Languages seem to differ in the number of words they have, but at the end of the day we cannot really count the number of words in any language and therefore we cannot really make that comparison.

Morphology and Syntax

Week 4



Week 5