Course code: ALSM10
Swedish title: Allmän språkvetenskap: Pragmatik - kontextberoende betydelse
Credits: 7.5
Programme affiliation: Part of Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics

NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about spring semester 2015.

Study period: spring semester 2015
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, day
Study period: 2015-03-24 – 2015-06-05
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-75752
Eligibility: 60 ECTS in a language, linguistics, or the equivalent.

Course coordinator: Merle Horne
Teachers: Gilbert Ambrazaitis, Merle Horne, Lars Larm, Valéria Molnar


The course deals with general aspects of pragmatics, the study of context-sensitive meaning. It takes up traditional topics within pragmatics and text linguistics such as speech acts, reference, deixis, presupposition, and conversational implicature, as well as a number of other relevant aspects of pragmatics, such as spoken discourse/dialogue structure and information structure. Within these broader areas, special attention is devoted to issues such as prosody in conversational interaction, intonational meaning, and social deixis.

Admission Requirements

Grundläggande behörighet samt 60 högskolepoäng i något språkämne, lingvistik eller motsvarande.

General requirements and 60 ECTS from any language subject, linguistics, or equivalent.


This course is not open as a freestanding course next semester. It can be open for application within a programme or for students in an exchange programme. Please ask your academic advisor for information.

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 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.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

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.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

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 You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions


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