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Crash Course Linguistics Preview

Hi!

I'm Taylor Behnke, and welcome to Crash Course Linguistics!

Language is everywhere.

It's what we use to order a pizza, talk on our phones, tell jokes, and make sense of the world around us.

We've used language to learn about every other subject on Crash Course, and now it's time to learn linguistics — how language itself works!

Over the next 16 episodes, we'll look at the structure of language from the smallest building blocks of sounds and handshapes,

to the structure of words and meanings, to how words go together to make sentences and conversations.

Along the way, we'll also look at the relationship between language and our identity, the brain, and even computers.

We'll learn about writing, language acquisition, and the diversity of human languages.

There are actually over 7000 identified languages in the world today!

That includes thousands of spoken languages and hundreds of signed languages.

They can be found in small communities or span across multiple countries.

They can be written or unwritten.

And they can be learned through family, formal schooling, or broader social networks.

Each one is a living experiment into how humans communicate.

Throughout this series we'll be sharing examples from widely-known languages, as well as some you may not have encountered before.

But we won't be learning one language in particular.

Instead, we'll be looking at similarities and differences across many languages,

learning how to think like a linguist about the languages we encounter in our everyday lives.

We're excited to produce a series on linguistics because it is super relevant to lots of fields,

including speech recognition and natural language processing, speech pathology, lexicography, and communications.

It's also useful if you are teaching or learning languages, not to mention for journalists, poets, translators, interpreters, and other people who work with language.

And if that sounds like basically everyone, it kind of is.

More generally, understanding linguistics helps us understand how our own minds and bodies work, and the hidden patterns in our interactions with other humans.

It's also really fun!

Regardless of what part of language we're analyzing, or which language or languages are our focus, a linguist is interested in language as it's actually used.

Linguistics is not about trying to establish and enforce one variety of language as better than another.

After all, if we were studying rabbits, we wouldn't go around telling some rabbits that their hopping style is better than others.

But this increased understanding of language does come with an ethical responsibility to be kind and compassionate with it.

Before we get into it all, let me introduce myself.

My name is Taylor Behnke, and I'm a writer, video maker, and digital organizer.

I studied linguistics in college, alongside writing and Spanish.

Ever since, I've been fascinated by how language works, and how it shapes our identities.

I think a lot about the power of language as a tool for communication,

both in my work with digital communities and on my YouTube channel ItsRadishTime.

I'm excited to keep learning about linguistics with you.

See you in the first episode!


Crash Course Linguistics Preview

Hi! أهلًا!

I'm Taylor Behnke, and welcome to Crash Course Linguistics! ومرحبا بكم في سلسلة اللغويات لقناة "كراش كورس"!

Language is everywhere. اللغات موجودة في كل مكان.

It's what we use to order a pizza, talk on our phones, tell jokes, and make sense of the world around us. Het is wat we gebruiken om een pizza te bestellen, te praten op onze telefoons, grappen te vertellen en de wereld om ons heen te begrijpen.

We've used language to learn about every other subject on Crash Course, and now it's time to learn linguistics — how language itself works! إستعملنا اللغة لتعلم كل المواد الأخرى على قناة "كراش كورس"،

Over the next 16 episodes, we'll look at the structure of language from the smallest building blocks of sounds and handshapes, على مدار الحلقات الـ 16 التالية، سنلقي نظرة على هيكل اللغة

to the structure of words and meanings, to how words go together to make sentences and conversations. إلى هيكل الكلمات والمعاني،

Along the way, we'll also look at the relationship between language and our identity, the brain, and even computers. وفي طريقنا، سنلقي نظرة على العلاقة بين اللغة وهويتنا،

We'll learn about writing, language acquisition, and the diversity of human languages. سنتعلم عن الكتابة، إكتساب اللغة، وتنوع لغات البشر.

There are actually over 7000 identified languages in the world today! يوجد في الحقيقة أكثر من 7000 لغة معروفة في العالم اليوم!

That includes thousands of spoken languages and hundreds of signed languages. يتضمن ذلك آلاف اللغات المنطوقة والمئات من لغات الإشارة.

They can be found in small communities or span across multiple countries. يمكن العثور عليها في مجتمعات صغيرة أو تمتد عبر بلدان متعددة.

They can be written or unwritten. يمكن أن تكون مكتوبة أو غير مكتوبة.

And they can be learned through family, formal schooling, or broader social networks. ويمكن تعلمها من خلال الأسرة، التعليم الرسمي،

Each one is a living experiment into how humans communicate. كل واحدة تُعتَبر تجربة حية لكيفية تواصل البشر.

Throughout this series we'll be sharing examples from widely-known languages, as well as some you may not have encountered before. خلال هذه السلسلة، سنقدم أمثلة من لغات معروفة على نطاق واسع،

But we won't be learning one language in particular. لكننا لن نتعلم لغة واحدة على وجه الخصوص.

Instead, we'll be looking at similarities and differences across many languages, بدلًا من ذلك، سننظر في أوجه التشابه والاختلاف

learning how to think like a linguist about the languages we encounter in our everyday lives. وسنتعلم كيفية التفكير مثل اللغوي

We're excited to produce a series on linguistics because it is super relevant to lots of fields, نحن متحمسون لإنتاج سلسلة حول اللغويات

including speech recognition and natural language processing, speech pathology, lexicography, and communications. بما في ذلك تمييز الكلام ومعالجة اللغات الطبيعية،

It's also useful if you are teaching or learning languages, not to mention for journalists, poets, translators, interpreters, and other people who work with language. يكون ذو فائدة أيضا إذا كنت تُعلِمُ أو تتعلم اللغات،

And if that sounds like basically everyone, it kind of is. وإذا كان الأمر يبدوا وكأنّه يتضمن الجميع، فهو كذلك نوعا ما.

More generally, understanding linguistics helps us understand how our own minds and bodies work, and the hidden patterns in our interactions with other humans. بصفة عامة، فهم اللغويات يساعدنا على فهم كيف يعمل عقلنا وجسدنا، Meer in het algemeen helpt het begrijpen van taalkunde ons te begrijpen hoe onze eigen geest en lichaam werken, en de verborgen patronen in onze interacties met andere mensen.

It's also really fun!

Regardless of what part of language we're analyzing, or which language or languages are our focus, a linguist is interested in language as it's actually used. بغض النظر عن جانب اللغة الذي نقوم بتحليله،

Linguistics is not about trying to establish and enforce one variety of language as better than another.

After all, if we were studying rabbits, we wouldn't go around telling some rabbits that their hopping style is better than others. على أي حال، إذا كنا نَدرسُ الأرانب،

But this increased understanding of language does come with an ethical responsibility to be kind and compassionate with it.

Before we get into it all, let me introduce myself. قبل أن ندخل في صلب الموضوع، إسمحوا لي أن أقدم نفسي.

My name is Taylor Behnke, and I'm a writer, video maker, and digital organizer. إسمي تايلور بينيكي، وأنا كاتبة، منتجة فيديوهات، ومنظمة رقمية.

I studied linguistics in college, alongside writing and Spanish. دَرستُ اللغويات في الكلية، إلى جانب الكتابة واللغة الإسبانية.

Ever since, I've been fascinated by how language works, and how it shapes our identities. منذ ذلك الحين، أصبحت مولعة بكيفية عمل اللغات،

I think a lot about the power of language as a tool for communication, أفكر كثيرًا في قوة اللغة كأداة للتواصل،

both in my work with digital communities and on my YouTube channel ItsRadishTime. سواء في عملي مع المجتمعات الرقمية

I'm excited to keep learning about linguistics with you.

See you in the first episode! أراكم في الحلقة الأولى!