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Full Title: RaAM 10 Conference: Metaphor in Communication, Science and Education

Short Title: RaAM 10
Location: Cagliari, Italy
Start Date: 20-Jun-2014 - 23-Jun-2014
Contact: Francesca Ervas
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Meeting Description: RaAM 10 conference: Metaphor in Communication, Science and Education
Cagliari, June 20-23, 2014

Department of Pedagogy, Psychology, Philosophy
School of Communication Science
University of Cagliari
Via Is Mirrionis, 1 - 09123 Cagliari

We are pleased to announce the 10th conference of the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM), which will be held in Cagliari, Island of Sardinia, Italy, from 20 to 23 June 2014.

The Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor welcomes researchers from various theoretical approaches studying metaphor and metonymy in different forms of expression and in different realms of use in society (e.g., educational, political, commercial, artistic). Contributors to the 2014 conference may approach metaphor and metonymy from a variety of perspectives (including philosophical, cognitive, discursive, cultural, pedagogical, social, etc.) and by applying a variety of methods (including discourse analytical methods, corpus-based methods, experimental methods, etc.)

The theme for 2014 is 'Metaphor in Communication, Science and Education', and the keynote speakers in these three general areas are:

Communication: Gerard Steen (VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Science: Silvano Tagliagambe (University of Cagliari, Italy)
Education: Graham Low (University of York, UK)

The conference will also include two themed panels specifically dedicated to metaphor in science:

Metaphor in Human Sciences:

Directed by Liliana Albertazzi (University of Trento, Italy)
Invited speakers: Zoltán Kövecses (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary), Susanne Niemeier (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany) and Tony Veale (University College Dublin, Ireland)

Metaphor in Natural Sciences:

Directed by Elena Gagliasso (University of Rome 'La Sapienza', Italy) and Giulia Frezza (University of Rome 'La Sapienza', Italy)
Invited speakers: Martin Döring (University of Hamburg, Germany), Carmela Morabito (University of Rome 'Tor Vergata', Italy) and Andrea Grignolio (University of Rome 'La Sapienza', Italy)

Scientific Committee:

Cristina Cacciari (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Robyn Carston (University College London, UK)
Jonathan Charteris-Black (University of the West of England, UK)
Alan Cienki (Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands)
Seana Coulson (University of California, San Diego, USA)
Alice Deignan (University of Leeds, UK)
Vincenzo Fano (University of Urbino, Italy)
Charles Forceville (Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Rachel Giora (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Bipin Indurkhya (AGH Univ. of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland and IIT, Hyderabad, India)
Beatrice Ligorio (University of Bari, Italy)
Jeannette Littlemore (University of Birmingham, UK)
Maria Teresa Musacchio (University of Padua, Italy)
Andreas Musolff (University of East Anglia, UK)
Francesco Paoli (University of Cagliari, Italy)
Elena Semino (Lancaster University, UK)

Local Organizing Committee:

Francesca Ervas, Elisabetta Gola and Pietro Storari (chairs);
Valentina Favrin, Antonio Ledda, Maria Grazia Rossi, Giuseppe Sergioli, Filippo Spanu.
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.4746

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