Course code: ENGM16
Swedish title: Engelska: Lexikal semantik
ECTS credits: 7.5
Programme affiliation: Part of Masterprogram i språk och språkvetenskap, Masterprogram i språk och språkvetenskap, Engelska
NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about autumn 2017.
Study period: autumn 2017
Type of studies: part time, day
Study period: 2017-08-28 – 2017-10-29
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: At least 90 university credits of language or linguistics, including a BA course.
Application code: LU-34391
Teachers: Satu Manninen
- Syllabus (in Swedish)
- List of literature (PDF 49 kB)
- Exam schedule
- Library Guide Engelska
- Library Guide Language and Linguistics
This course is obligatory for students in the master's programme in languages and linguistics specialising in English. It can also be an elective course for other students within the same programme.
Students who have finished the BA course in English (ENGK01) can also take this course as a fee-standing course.
The course can be an elective course within ENGX64 (English: Linguistic specialisation (91-120 credits)).
The contents of the course
The course gives insight into various theories of lexical semantics with an emphasis on functional usage-based approaches including relevant aspects of insights into lexicography. The mental lexicon is studied, in which issues such as the learning and "storage" of linguistic meaning are dealt with. Recent research within the field of lexicology is discussed, and used to form a basis for the student’s own research. The students complete an autonomous research assignment with an emphasis on language use, language learning or the system of language.
After the course
After taking this course you will know much more about the human lexicon and what relevant modern research within the field of lexicology looks like. You can use this knowledge in research projects at various levels or to better understand how humans acquire new languages.
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.
Extended application deadline
Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on universityadmissions.se. You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.
First or Second Admission Round?
All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.
The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.