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Intercultural and contrastive semantics and pragmatics

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: SIK222
Autumn 2020
50% Day
Period: 31 August 2020 - 2 November 2020
Comments: Please note that the entrance requirements has changed according to what was initially stated.
2 Closed GU-15758
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course treats theoretical and methodological basics of semantics and pragmatics, with both diachronic and diatopic approaches. You will acquire tools to implement contrastive and cross-lingual analyses in different discourses and skills in using adequate methods in semantic and pragmatic analysis. Emphasis is placed on cultural linguistic phenomena and communicative strategies in intercultural communication. 

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: The requirement for admission to the programme is a Swedish or foreign Bachelor's degree (or 180 higher education credits including an individual assignment of 15 credits at advanced level). An additional requirement is English 6 as well as 60 credits in English, French, Spanish or German, or 90 credits in Arabic or Russian, or 120 credits in Japanese or Chinese. For students with African languages as their main field of study, there are no requirements of prior knowledge in the subject. A further requirement is at least 7.5 credits at second cycle level in linguistics or general linguistics or a language subject or translation.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance


Department of Languages & Literatures
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Renströmsgatan 6

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