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9th Conference of the Researching and Applying Metaphor Association (RaAM)

Date: 4-7 July 2012 Time: 0.00-0.00 pm

Venue: Lancaster University

The ninth conference on Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM 9) will be held in Lancaster, UK, from 4-7 July 2012.

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

  • Masako K. Hiraga (Rykkio University, Japan),
  • Albert Katz (The University of Western Ontario, Canada)
  • Andreas Musolff (University of East Anglia, UK).

There will be two pre-conference workshops on:

  • Corpus linguistics methods in metaphor analysis - facilitated by Anatol Stefanowitsch (University of Hamburg, 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.

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Who can attend: Anyone


Further information

Associated staff: Veronika Koller, Elena Semino

Organising departments and research centres: Linguistics and English Language


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