Courses

LIN 2000 Language: Humanities Perspective 3 Credits

Language in use in areas of general interest to the humanities, including language, dialect and accent, language endangerment and language change. (H) (WR)

General Education - Humanities
WR6

LIN 2614 Language in the USA 3 Credits

Focuses on linguistic diversity in the US, touching on American dialects, multilingualism in America, Native American languages, and sociolinguistic variation. Dialect analysis tools will be learned and applied in class projects.

General Education - Diversity
General Education - Social Science

LIN 2704 Language, Thought and Action: Language as a Cognitive System 3 Credits

Studies language from the perspective of cognitive sciences. (S)

General Education - Social Science

LIN 3010 Introduction to Linguistics 3 Credits

Core areas of linguistics research: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics and language acquisition. (H)

General Education - Humanities

LIN 3201 The Sounds of Human Language 3 Credits

Emphasizes the sounds employed in languages of the world for a comprehensive understanding of the mechanism underlying the production of speech sounds and the ability to recognize, distinguish and phonetically transcribe speech sounds from an unfamiliar language. Includes investigation of the patterning and functions of sounds in languages of the world and application of the methods of analyzing a language sound system.

Prereq: LIN 3010.

LIN 3460 The Structure of Human Language 3 Credits

Investigates word formation processes (morphology) and sentence structure (syntax) in the world's languages. Focuses on vocabulary and tools used to discover and describe patterns in human language. Coursework emphasizes problem solving and working with a wide range of language data. (WR)

Prereq: LIN 3010.

WR6

LIN 3680 Modern English Structure 3 Credits

Studies the grammar of current English from the viewpoint of modern linguistics.

Prereq: LIN 3010.

LIN 4205 Fundamentals of Phonetics 3 Credits

Studies phonetics, including anatomy and physiology of the speech production apparatus, transcription and production of some of the world's sounds, basic acoustics, computerized methods for speech analysis, acoustic characteristics of sounds, stress and intonation and basic issues in speech perception. May be taught in conjunction with LIN 6208, Phonetics and Linguists, a graduate course.

Prereq: LIN 3010 and LIN 3201.

LIN 4320 Introduction to Phonology 3 Credits

Phonemics, syllabic and prosodic phenomena, neutralization, distinctive features, morphophonemic alternation, phonological systems and processes. Terminology and notational conventions of generative phonology and optimality theory, with problems from a variety of languages. May be taught in conjunction with a graduate course that bears the same title.

Prereq: LIN 3010 and LIN 3201.

LIN 4400 Introduction to Morphology 3 Credits

Theory of word structure, derivation and inflection, with examples and problems from a variety of languages. Includes the position of morphology in grammar, the relationship between morphology and grammar, typology, cultural and conceptual categories, and predictions of various theories of morphology. May be taught in conjunction with a graduate class that bears the same title.

Prereq: LIN 3010 and LIN 3460.

LIN 4500 Introduction to Syntax 3 Credits

Generative-transformational model of syntax: phrase structure, the lexicon, case and agreement, movement, locality relations and anaphora; emphasizes problem solving and linguistic argumentation. May be taught in conjunction with a graduate course that bears the same title.

Prereq: LIN 3010 and LIN 3460.

LIN 4600 Survey of Sociolinguistics 3 Credits

Major approaches to language in context: ethnolinguistic, sociological and linguistic. Applications of socio-linguistics to applied linguistics, social sciences and education. Collection and analysis of data. (N and S)

Prereq: LIN 3010.

General Education - International
General Education - Social Science

LIN 4656 Gender and Language 3 Credits

Language in the construction of sex and gender roles within a culture. Grammaticalization of gender in languages of the world. Interaction of grammatical structures with gender stereotypes. Consequences of these interactions on grammatical structures. (S and D)

Prereq: LIN 3010.

General Education - Diversity
General Education - Social Science

LIN 4701 Psycholinguistics 3 Credits

Basic issues in psycholinguistics, including linguistic principles and psychological mechanisms in language production, comprehension, acquisition and development.

Prereq: LIN 3010 or 2000.

LIN 4702C Methods in Psycholinguistics 3 Credits

Provides hands-on experience designing, running and analyzing data from various types of psycholinguistic experiments.

Prereq: LIN 4701 and STA 2023, or the equivalent.

LIN 4721 Second Language Acquisition 3 Credits

The neurolinguistic, psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic bases of second language acquisition in childhood and adulthood.

Prereq: LIN 3010.

LIN 4784 Writing Systems 3 Credits

Introduces origin and typology of writing systems. Evaluates cognitive claims regarding second language reading acquisition and script type. Considers basic problems in the interface of phonology, script and natural language processing.

Prereq: LIN 3010.

LIN 4790 Brain and Language 3 Credits

Introduces critical issues and terminology in brain and language research. Topics include brain imaging techniques, categorization, auditory perception, modularity, connectionism, semantic representation, laterality, innateness and plasticity.

Prereq: LIN 3010.

LIN 4803 Introduction to Semantics 3 Credits

Studies truth-conditional semantics as opposed to pragmatics, including basic notions in classical logic, since logic is assumed in truth-conditional semantics.

Prereq: LIN 3010.

LIN 4820 Meaning and Use 3 Credits

Introduces pragmatics, the study of utterance meanings determined by situated uses of language and linguistic communication as a social activity. Explores role of linguistic and extra-linguistic contexts in the production and interpretation of utterances. Topics include deictic and anaphoric expressions, sense and reference, presupposition, implicature, speech acts and coherence.

Prereq: LIN 3010.

LIN 4850 Formal Semantics 3 Credits

Advanced course on semantics within the Montague approach.

Prereq: LIN 4803, PHI 2100 or PHI 3130.

LIN 4905 Individual Study in Linguistics 3 Credits

Individual study for linguistics majors.

LIN 4911 Undergraduate Research in Linguistics 0-3 Credits

Provides firsthand, supervised research in linguistics. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application in linguistics.

LIN 4930 Special Topics in Linguistics 3-9 Credits

Variable content offered by faculty members in their areas of specialization. Some offerings may involve extensive writing while others will deal with quantitative analysis or field methodology. (H and N)

Prereq: LIN 3010.

General Education - Humanities
General Education - International

LIN 4956 Overseas Studies 1-15 Credits

Provides a mechanism by which coursework taken as part of an approved study abroad program can be recorded on the UF transcript and counted toward graduation.

Prereq: undergraduate advisor permission.

LIN 4970 Senior Thesis 3 Credits

Accommodation for senior thesis.

TSL 3360 Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language 3 Credits

Historical overview of trends in language teaching technology, ranging from communicative approaches to techniques for teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing. Trains students to instruct small groups and individuals in English language skills.

TSL 3378 Pronunciation for Teaching English as a Second Language 3 Credits

Overview of sound system of North American English and its integration with listening, morphology and spelling. Pronunciation pedagogy based on current theory and practice, as well as diagnostic tools and assessment measures.

Prereq: LIN 3010.

TSL 4911 Undergraduate Research in Teaching English as a Second Language 0-3 Credits

Provides firsthand, supervised research in Teaching English as a Second Language. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application in Teaching English as a Second Language.

TSL 4940 Teaching English as a Second Language Internship 3 Credits

Capstone course available only to undergraduates in TESL certificate program. In cooperation with the English Language Institute, teaching interns observe classes, shadow teachers, review materials and, in teams, create and implement special noncredit short-term courses for English language learners.

Prereq: LIN 3010, LIN 3680, LIN 4721, TSL 3360 or TSL 3378.