Crash Course Linguistics

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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.

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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!