Seminar 2, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

On June 4th and 5th, 2009, the RaAM Workshop “Metaphor, metonymy & multimodality” was held at the University of Amsterdam.

The focus of this workshop was on:

  1. the role of the pictorial and gestural mode, combined with verbal information, in metaphors and metonymies, with special attention to their use in (foreign language) teaching;
  2. the pictorial, sonic, and/or musical mode, combined with verbal information, in multimodal metaphors and metonymies surfacing in discourses of various types and genres (advertising, film, animation, comics).

The following researchers organised workshops and/or presented their work at this seminar:

  • Frank Boers
  • Charles Forceville
  • Fion MacArthur
  • Lisa El Refaie
  • Daniel Casasanto
  • Alan Cienki
  • Irene Mittelberg
  • Cornelia Müller

Here you can find some general information about the workshop.

The programme can be found here.

Details about the plenaries and workshops can be found here.