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Language Families of the World

Using the tools of linguistics, undertake a voyage of discovery to uncover the origins of language families around the world and the ways languages have developed and changed over time.

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34 Lectures

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Image of Why Are There So Many Languages?
Why Are There So Many Languages?
0 of 30 min
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Image of The First Family Discovered: Indo-European
The First Family Discovered: Indo-European
0 of 28 min
3
Image of Indo-European Languages in Europe
Indo-European Languages in Europe
0 of 28 min
4
Image of Indo-European Languages in Asia
Indo-European Languages in Asia
0 of 27 min
5
Image of The Click Languages
The Click Languages
0 of 24 min
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Image of Niger-Congo: Largest Family in Africa I
Niger-Congo: Largest Family in Africa I
0 of 28 min
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Image of Niger-Congo: Largest Family in Africa II
Niger-Congo: Largest Family in Africa II
0 of 30 min
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Image of Languages of the Fertile Crescent and Beyond I
Languages of the Fertile Crescent and Beyond I
0 of 30 min
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Image of Languages of the Fertile Crescent and Beyond II
Languages of the Fertile Crescent and Beyond II
0 of 27 min
10
Image of Nilo-Saharan: Africa’s Hardest Languages?
Nilo-Saharan: Africa’s Hardest Languages?
0 of 25 min
11
Image of Is the Indo-European Family Alone in Europe?
Is the Indo-European Family Alone in Europe?
0 of 27 min
12
Image of How to Identify a Language Family
How to Identify a Language Family
0 of 29 min
13
Image of What Is a Caucasian Language?
What Is a Caucasian Language?
0 of 26 min
14
Image of Indian Languages That Aren’t Indo-European
Indian Languages That Aren’t Indo-European
0 of 26 min
15
Image of Languages of the Silk Road and Beyond
Languages of the Silk Road and Beyond
0 of 27 min
16
Image of Japanese and Korean: Alike yet Unrelated
Japanese and Korean: Alike yet Unrelated
0 of 29 min
17
Image of The Languages We Call Chinese
The Languages We Call Chinese
0 of 29 min
18
Image of Chinese’s Family Circle: Sino-Tibetan
Chinese’s Family Circle: Sino-Tibetan
0 of 27 min
19
Image of Southeast Asian Languages: The Sinosphere
Southeast Asian Languages: The Sinosphere
0 of 25 min
20
Image of Languages of the South Seas I
Languages of the South Seas I
0 of 25 min
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Image of Languages of the South Seas II
Languages of the South Seas II
0 of 27 min
22
Image of Siberia and Beyond: Language Isolates
Siberia and Beyond: Language Isolates
0 of 26 min
23
Image of Creole Languages
Creole Languages
0 of 32 min
24
Image of Why Are There So Many Languages in New Guinea?
Why Are There So Many Languages in New Guinea?
0 of 29 min
25
Image of The Languages of Australia I
The Languages of Australia I
0 of 25 min
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Image of The Languages of Australia II
The Languages of Australia II
0 of 28 min
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Image of The Original American Languages I
The Original American Languages I
0 of 30 min
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Image of The Original American Languages II
The Original American Languages II
0 of 26 min
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Image of The Original American Languages III
The Original American Languages III
0 of 27 min
30
Image of The Original American Languages IV
The Original American Languages IV
0 of 29 min
31
Image of Languages Caught between Families
Languages Caught between Families
0 of 28 min
32
Image of How Far Back Can We Trace Languages?
How Far Back Can We Trace Languages?
0 of 27 min
33
Image of What Do Genes Say about Language Families?
What Do Genes Say about Language Families?
0 of 29 min
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Image of Language Families and Writing Systems
Language Families and Writing Systems
0 of 32 min

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