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.

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