Lexicology and lexicography

Third-cycle level | 7.5 credits | Course code: SVF3112
HT 2020
Study period: 2020-11-03 - 2021-01-16
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: The course is given in Swedish
Application period: 2020-06-22 - 2020-10-05
HT 2023
Study period: 2023-11-02 - 2024-01-11
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: The course is given in Swedish
Application period: 2023-06-05 - 2023-10-02

Course description

In lexicography, we study how vocabulary is organized and systematized in dictionaries. The course aims to introduce the students  to the basics of lexicography regarding both monolingual and bilingual dictionaries, in both printed and electronic format. The focus is on dictionaries dealing with the Swedish vocabulary, but to some extent also Danish, Norwegian, and English. The course also includes, from a theoretical point of view, different relevant aspects such as dictionary typologies, how to select headwords, and meaning descriptions in dictionaries. As part of the course, the students also get tasks related to ongoing work in different lexicographic projects at the department.

Requirements and Selection

Entry requirements

Entry to the course requires that the student pursues doctoral studies in languages and linguistics or a related subject.


In the event that the course has more applicants than places, doctoral students from Faculty of Humanities at the University of Gothenburg prioritised over other applicants.

Course syllabus


Reading and reference list

Reading and reference list for the course


Department of Swedish, multilingualism, language technology



Type of course

Subject area course


Lexikologi och lexikografi

CONTACTLouise Holmer