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    EAP 1931 Rotating Topics in English as a Second Language
    Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content.
    Lecture and discussion sections covering the major aspects of university life and activities, introducing vocabulary, intercultural communication strategies and campus routine to inculturate international applicants and visiting students. (S-U)
    EAP 2932 Introduction to Campus Culture for International Visitors
    Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content.
    Through a (1-hour) lecture and (1-2 hour) discussion session per week, students learn about the major aspects of U.S. university life and activities and contrast them with equivalent structures in their respective countries. (S-U)
    LIN 2000 Language: Humanities Perspective
    Credits: 3.
    Language in use in areas of general interest to the humanities, including  language, dialect and accent, language endangerment and language change. (H) (WR)
    LIN 2704 Language, Thought and Action: Language as a Cognitive System
    Credits: 3.
    The study of language from the perspective of cognitive sciences. (S)
    LIN 3010 Introduction to Linguistics
    Credits: 3.
    The core areas of linguistics research: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics and language acquisition. (H)
    LIN 3201 The Sounds of Human Language
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 3010.
    The sounds employed in languages of the world, emphasizing 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. The course 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.
    LIN 3460 The Structure of Human Language
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 3010.
    Investigation of word formation processes (morphology) and sentence structure (syntax) in the world's languages. The course focuses on vocabulary and tools used to discover and describe patterns in human language. Course work emphasizes problem solving and working with a wide range of language data. (WR)
    LIN 3611 Languages and Dialects
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 3010.
    The defining characteristics and varieties of human natural languages and dialects. Presentations include a model of the nature of language, a survey of language families, the unity of languages and their diversity, areal linguistics, pidgins, Creoles and international languages. (N and S)
    LIN 3680 Modern English Structure
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 3010.
    Study of the grammar of current English from the viewpoint of modern linguistics.
    LIN 4033 Studies in Etymology: The Roots of English
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 3010.
    The principles of etymology and devlopment of an ability to recognize the origin of words by their form. The course focuses on word formation and change in form and meaning, the linguistic background of English, the sociocultural history of English in England and input from classical sources.
    LIN 4205 Fundamentals of Phonetics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 3010 and LIN 3201.
    The study of 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. This course may be taught in conjunction with LIN 6208, Phonetics and Linguists, a graduate course.
    LIN 4320 Introduction to Phonology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 3010 and LIN 3201.
    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. This course may be taught in conjunction with a graduate course that bears the same title.
    LIN 4400 Introduction to Morphology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 3010 and LIN 3460.
    Theory of word structure, derivation and inflection, with examples and problems from a variety of languages. The course 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. This course may be taught in conjunction with a graduate class that bears the same title.
    LIN 4500 Introduction to Syntax
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 3010 and LIN 3460.
    The generative-transformational model of syntax: phrase structure, the lexicon, case and agreement, movement, locality relations and anaphora, with emphasis on problem solving and linguistic argumentation. This course may be taught in conjunction with a graduate course that bears the same title.
    LIN 4600 Survey of Sociolinguistics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 3010.
    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)
    LIN 4605 World Englishes
    Credits: 3.
    A study of the social and linguistic foundations of various forms of English used around the world as a native, second or foreign language.
    LIN 4656 Gender and Language
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 3010.
    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. (D and S)
    LIN 4701 Psycholinguistics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 3010 or 2000.
    Basic issues in psycholinguistics, including linguistic principles and psychological mechanisms in language production, comprehension, acquisition and development.
    LIN 4702C Methods in Psycholinguistics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 4701 and STA 2023, or the equivalent.
    Provides hands-on experience designing, running and analyzing data from various types of psycholinguistic experiments.
    LIN 4721 Second Language Acquisition
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 3010.
    The neurolinguistic, psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic bases of second language acquisition in childhood and adulthood.
    LIN 4784 Writing Systems
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 3010.
    Introduction to 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.
    LIN 4790 Brain and Language
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 3010.
    Introduction to 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.
    LIN 4803 Introduction to Semantics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 3010.
    Study of truth-conditional semantics as opposed to pragmatics, including basic notions in classical logic, since logic is assumed in truth-conditional semantics.
    LIN 4850 Formal Semantics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 4803, PHI 2100 or PHI 3130.
    Advanced course on semantics within the Montague approach.
    LIN 4905 Individual Study in Linguistics
    Credits: 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 9 credits.
    Individual study for linguistics majors.
    LIN 4930 Special Topics in Linguistics
    Credits: 3 to 9; Prereq: LIN 3010.
    A variable content course 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)
    LIN 4956 Overseas Studies
    Credits: 1 to 15; Prereq: undergraduate adviser permission.
    This course 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.
    LIN 4970 Senior Thesis
    Credits: 3.
     Senior thesis accommodation.
    TSL 3360 Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language
    Credits: 3.
    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
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 3010.
    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.
    TSL 4940 Teaching English as a Second Language Internship
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 3010, LIN 3680, LIN 4721, TSL 3360 or TSL 3378.
    Capstone course available only to undergraduates in TESL certificate program. In cooperation with the English Language Institute, teaching interns will observe classes, shadow teachers, review materials and, in teams, create and implement special noncredit short-term courses for English language learners.
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