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 language. RaAM is interdisciplinary, welcomes a broad range of research methods, and focuses on application to real-world contexts.

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New RaAM-endorsed event @Baltimore, USA

Posted by RaAM on January 20th, 2014 at 21:27

On 26 June 2014, the Second Workshop on Metaphor in Natural Language Processing will take place in Baltimore, MD, USA. This is a RaAM-endorsed event. The Call for Papers is open until 25 March. Find out more information here, or visit the workshop’s website directly.

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New RaAM-endorsed event @Lancaster U

Posted by RaAM on January 17th, 2014 at 21:43

On 14 February 2014, Lancaster University, in collaboration with RaAM, will host a one-day symposium on metaphor and health communication. Speakers are Jonathan Charteris-Black, Paul Dempster, Nekya Koteyko, Brigitte Nerlich, Gabriella Rundblad, David Southall and Bella Vivat, as well as Veronika Koller and Elena Semino.

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The new RaAM website

Posted by raam_admin on December 15th, 2013 at 22:05

Dear Reader, you are currently seeing the new RaAM website. We are still in the process of updating all the pages that occurred on the old website, to the new look. This may take some time. Please take a look around, and… should you have any comments, please feel free to contact RaAM’s web editor!

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RaAM10: next conference

Posted by RaAM on December 15th, 2013 at 22:05

RaAM 10 will be held at the University of Cagliari, Italy, from 20 to 23 June 2014. The Call for Papers is out, the deadline for submitting abstracts is extended until January 15th, 2013.

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