V International conference on metaphor and discourse

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.

The conference theme is "Metaphor across cultures and social spheres".

The V International Conference on Metaphor and Discourse will focus especially on the use of metaphor in a variety of modal manifestations across different cultures and social spheres. However, all aspects of metaphor in discourse are object of study and debate in the Conference, including: Quantitative and qualitative methods for metaphor analysis in discourse; metaphor and cultural diversity; discursive, cognitive and communicative functions of metaphor; corpora and technology in metaphor analysis; multimodal and monomodal metaphor; metaphor in virtual domains; new cognitive domains in science and technology; social relevance of metaphor (in Education, Ideology, etc.).

Contributions, either in English or Spanish, may be submitted as either oral presentations or posters.

Plenary lectures

  • Alice Deignan (University of Leeds)
  • Charles Forceville (University of Amsterdam)
  • Marianna Bolognesi (Oxford University)

Call for Papers

Abstract submission may be realized through an email to: metaphor@fue.uji.es. Deadline for abstract submission: 20 July, 2018. Only abstracts between 600-700 words (including 3- 5 references and 3-5 keywords) will be accepted. The abstract must explicitly mention the aims or motivation, theoretical framework, method, (expected) results and conclusions of the contribution.

More information can be found here.