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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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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RaAM12: registration is open

Posted by RaAM on March 19th, 2018 at 14:33

From June 27 (Wed) – 30 (Sat), 2018, the The 12th RaAM conference will be held at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. Registration is now open, and information about plenary speakers, the pre-conference workshops, and a tentative programme outline are available as well!

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