Welcome to the website of the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM).

RaAM is an open community of researchers of metaphor, metonymy, and other forms of figurative expression. RaAM is interdisciplinary, welcomes a broad range of research methods, and focuses on application to real-world contexts.

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2018 RaAM Executive Committee elections results

Posted by RaAM on July 9th, 2018 at 21:42

At the 12th RaAM conference in June 2018 in Hong Kong, several positions on the RaAM Executive Committee (EC) were up for election. Voting took place exclusively online, and 47 RaAM members cast their vote. The results of the elections were as follows: Chair (4 years): Kathleen Ahrens Secretary (4 years): Gill Philip Postgrad Liaison (2 years): Jekaterina Sumanova […]

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Newsletter June 2018

Posted by RaAM on June 17th, 2018 at 20:42

RaAM’s newsletter no. 22 is out! It includes a message from the Chair, a final update on the RaAM 2018 conference in Hong Kong, information about this year’s EC elections, two new “Metaphor Columns”, and much more! The newsletter is freely available from our website. Click on the link below to read RaAM’s newsletter no. […]

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New RaAM-endorsed event in Castelló de la Plana, Spain

Posted by RaAM on June 17th, 2018 at 20:28

We are pleased to announce a new RaAM-endorsed event! On 8-9 November, 2018, the Universitat Jaume I will host the V International Conference on Metaphor and Discourse.

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RaAM bursaries (Hong Kong conference)

Posted by RaAM on April 18th, 2018 at 17:30

RaAM is offering a limited number of student and non-student bursaries for RaAM12 in Hong Kong. They will be available to RaAM members who have had their abstracts accepted. The deadline for applications has been extended until 6 May 2018.

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