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Full Title: 2014 Stockholm Metaphor Festival

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Start Date: 28-Aug-2014 - 30-Aug-2014
Contact: Nils-Lennart Johannesson
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.english.su.se/research/metaphorfestival
Meeting Description: The Stockholm Metaphor Festival is an annual conference on the use of figurative language and other modes of figurative expression, arranged by the Department of English at Stockholm University. It brings together researchers from a broad range of academic disciplines, working within different theoretical and methodological paradigms in a creative, internationally oriented, and friendly atmosphere. The importance of figurative language and figurative semiotics is now generally recognized, and the festival offers an opportunity to present and learn about research findings concerning figurative uses in different types of human communication, and their cognitive, cultural, narrative, poetic, rhetorical, social, textual or discourse functions.

The festival workshop on Saturday, 30 August, will be a joint effort devoted to the analysis of metaphors in texts, and chaired by Andrew Goatly, Professor Emeritus of Lingnan University, Hong Kong. This year’s workshop will not be based on papers submitted in advance, but instead focus on interaction and discussion.

Keynote Speakers:

Alice Deignan, University of Leeds
Miguel de Beistegui, University of Warwick

Conference fee: €80 for early registration, by 30 June; €100 from 1 July.
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics
LL Issue: 24.5314

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