This course provides the students with an overview of theories in the subject of semantics, broadly defined to encompass all types of linguistic meanings, as well as practice in applying them to authentic examples from different types of discourses or texts. Central parts of the course deal with the connection between a language's semantic structures, cognition and cultural phenomena, different kinds of meaning functions and their interaction, lexical and grammatical meaning relations, morphology, word formation, idiomatic constructions, polysemy and homonymy, and the semantic foundation of text coherence.

Course plan

Responsible teacher: Heli Tissari

Information autumn term 2019

  • You have to register on time to keep your place. Online registration for admitted students will be open between 6 and 20 August. Follow the instructions to register.
  • Schedule. Note that the schedule is subject to change in case of unforeseen circumstances.
  • Course description and literature: see attachment. After registration you will get access to the course site on Mondo where further course material will be posted by the teacher.