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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RaAM EC Elections

Posted by RaAM on April 27th, 2016 at 22:52

At our next conference in July in Berlin, Germany, several positions on the RaAM Executive Committee (EC) will be up for election. We would like to encourage you to think about whether you might like to be a candidate for one of the positions.

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New RaAM-endorsed event in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Posted by RaAM on February 26th, 2016 at 8:57

From 31 August through 3 September 2016, the Metaphor Lab Amsterdam will organise the Metaphor Festival. The Metaphor Festival is an annual conference on the use of figurative language and other modes of figurative expression. It used to be arranged by the Department of English at Stockholm University, but has moved to the University of Amsterdam […]

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: RaAM-endorsed event in Zagreb, Croatia

Posted by RaAM on January 21st, 2016 at 16:14

** The deadline for submitting abstracts for this event has been extended to March 7th ** On 27 and 28 May 2016, the Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics and Croatian Institute of History in Zagreb, Croatia, will host an international symposium and round table on the methods, risks, and challenges of building figurative language repositories. […]

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Posted by RaAM on December 10th, 2015 at 20:47

Please note that the deadline for submitting abstracts for the 11th RaAM conference is extended. The new deadline is 3 January 2016.

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