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Full Title: Workshop on Metaphor and Corpus Linguistics

Location: Busan, Korea, South
Start Date: 11-Dec-2012 - 11-Dec-2012
Contact: Jong-Bok Kim
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Meeting Description: In the last two decades of the twentieth century, there were important developments in two separate research strands within linguistics: cognitive linguistics and corpus linguistics. In the first of these, cognitive linguistics, metaphor became recognised as central to thought and pervasive in language. In corpus linguistics, rapid technological developments enabled researchers to study vast collections of texts very quickly, using specialised software. This led to a review of our understanding of language structure, and researchers realised that for English, at least, the organisation of words is perhaps more important than grammar in shaping text. These two developments have come together in the corpus study of metaphor. Corpora have enabled us to test the predictions made by cognitive linguists about language, and have led to a more detailed and complex picture of how we use metaphor.

The goal of this one-day workshop is to provide a discussion forum for researchers, who have an interest in metaphor, corpus linguistics, or both, to present their recent findings, exchange ideas and address new questions in the field.

Confirmed Invited Speaker:

Alice Deignan (University of Leeds, author of Metaphor and Corpus Linguistics)

This workshop is sponsored by the English Language and Literature Association of Korean (ELLSK, and to be held as part of the 2012 ELLSK International Conference from December 11 through 14 at the same venue, Busan, Korea.

The workshop is to be held in conjunction with the KACL 2012 (2012 International Conference for the Korean Association for Corpus Linguistics ( to be held from December 10 to December 11, 2012 at Pusan National University and BEXCO (Busan Exhibition Convention Center).

Conference venue: BEXCO (Busan Exhibition and Convention Center,

Onsite registration: 50,000 won at Korean currency (including a formal dinner reception)

Accommodation: For the participants of the workshop, we reserved two places: Centum Hotel ( at 120,000 won and Pusan National University’s Guest House ( at 56,000 won. To make a reservation, send an email message to with the relevant information (dates of check-in & check out).

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Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.3634

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