Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM) 9

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Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom 4 - 7 July 2012

The ninth conference on Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM 9) will be held in Lancaster, UK, from 4-7 July 2012. The conference will start with two pre-conference workshops on 4th July. The main programme will take place from 9.00 on 5th July to 13.00 on 7th July. Participants will then have the option of joining a trip to the Lake District in the afternoon of 7th July.

The theme for 2012 is “Metaphor in Mind and Society”, and the confirmed plenary speakers are:

There will be two pre-conference workshops on:

  • Corpus linguistics methods in metaphor analysis - facilitated by Anatol Stefanowitsch (Free University Berlin, Germany)
  • Methods of researching metaphor and gesture - facilitated by Irene Mittelberg (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) and Cornelia Müller (European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany).

In addition to the social programme, the conference will involve a book launch as well as a metaphor-themed exhibition and performance in cooperation with the Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts.

The International Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor welcomes researchers from various theoretical approaches studying metaphor and metonymy in different forms of expression (not just language but also, for example, designed artefacts or performed works) and in different realms of use in society (e.g., educational, political, commercial, artistic). Contributors to the 2012 conference may approach metaphor and metonymy from a variety of perspectives (including cognitive, discursive, cultural, pedagogical, social, ideological, etc.) and by applying a variety of methods (including discourse analytical methods, corpus-based methods, experimental methods, etc.)

Lancaster University is set in 250 acres of parkland and lies approximately 3.5 miles south of the City of Lancaster. The campus is easily accessible by all means of travel and is within 70 miles of Manchester's International Airport. Find out more about Lancaster.

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