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Explore the study of languages

Do you know how language is formed? Or why certain words are arranged to create meaning? We communicate with others everyday, but rarely ever think about how language is constructed and used. This is the study of linguistics.

Explore FutureLearn’s online linguistics courses to gain a greater understanding of how and why we use languages. Find out how various communities communicate by speaking, gesturing or signing.

Understand how language has changed over time and the role of phonetics and syntax in creating meaning. These linguistics courses will appeal to anyone interested in languages, including both language learners and teachers.

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