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Metaphor and Metonymy in Political Discourse

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2024

About the course

In this course, metaphor and metonymy, two of the major tenets in the framework of Cognitive Linguistics, are studied. The focus is on the use and function of these two processes in political discourse. On the basis of this theoretical foundation, the use of metaphorical and metonymic framing on political persuasion is analyzed and its effects dealt with. The course is primarily intended for exchange students and free movers.

Note that the course also functions as a module in the 30 credit course Studies in Humanities.

The course is taught in English.

Application and eligibility

Metaphor and Metonymy in Political Discourse, 7.5 credits

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2024 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


2 September 2024


31 October 2024

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

General entry requirements Entry requirements


Upper secondary school grades-National Scholastic Aptitude Test-higher education credits

Application code



Application deadline was 15 April 2024. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 11,625

Total fee

SEK 11,625

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Course is given by
Department of Language Studies