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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

What is special about lexical typology: methodological issues

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 52 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
About us. General remarks7m
Groups and names10m
MLEXT Methodology9m
Linguistic resources for lexical typology11m
Theoretical background11m
2 readings
About the University10m
Rules on the academic integrity in the course10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Does the octopus swim? AQUA-motion in cross-linguistic perspective

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 54 min)
7 videos
Semantic maps: Strategies of colexification-16m
Strategies of colexification-2: Additional oppositions9m
Strategies of colexification-37m
Meaning shifts-17m
Meaning shifts-28m
Lack of standard metaphors6m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Jack and Jill fell down the hill: Typological approach to verbs of falling

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 59 min)
5 videos
Falling: Semantic space14m
Oppositions between the main frames16m
Related semantic fields7m
Metaphors of falling12m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

How do we think about oldness?

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 46 min)
4 videos
Semantics of ‘OLD’15m
Typological results: How do languages structure the domain of ‘OLD’?8m
Additional oppositions11m

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