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Metaphor and Metonymy in Political Discourse

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2022

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 2022 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

The information below is only for exchange students


29 August 2022


31 October 2022

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

General entry requirements


Students applying for courses within a double degree exchange agreement, within the departments own agreements will be given first priority. Then will - in turn - candidates within the departments own agreements, faculty agreements, central exchange agreements and other departmental agreements be selected

Application code



This application round is only intended for nominated exchange students. Information about deadlines can be found in the e-mail instruction that nominated students receive. The application period is closed.

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