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LINGUIST List 20.2292

Thu Jun 25 2009

Confs: Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Semantics/Netherlands

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        1.    Alan Cienki, Researching and Applying Metaphor 8

Message 1: Researching and Applying Metaphor 8
Date: 24-Jun-2009
From: Alan Cienki <a.cienkilet.vu.nl>
Subject: Researching and Applying Metaphor 8
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Researching and Applying Metaphor 8
Short Title: RaAM8

Date: 30-Jun-2010 - 03-Jul-2010
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact: Alan Cienki
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.raam.org.uk/Amsterdam_2010.html

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce the 8th conference of the Researching and
Applying Metaphor International Association (RaAM), which will be held
at VU University (Vrije Universiteit), Amsterdam, the Netherlands,
from 30 June through 3 July 2010.

As an association, RaAM strives to advance the study of metaphor,
metonymy and other aspects of figurative language, with a commitment
to the application of metaphor research to 'real world' issues. In
light of this, the theme of the upcoming conference will be 'Metaphor
and Domains of Discourse'. The theme is intended to highlight the
socio-cultural as well as the situational diversity of metaphor as
manifested in, for example: government and politics; education;
science and healthcare; business and organizations; mass media and
journalism; and literature and the arts.

The conference will feature plenary lectures by:
- Paul Chilton
(Dept. of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, UK)
- Dedre Gentner
(Dept. of Psychology and School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, USA)

and an address by the outgoing Chair of the RaAM Executive Committee:
- Lynne Cameron
(Faculty of Education and Language Studies, Open University, UK).

The conference will also include a new way of linking basic and
applied research: in addition to regular papers and a poster session,
a selection of 'real world workshops' will be offered. The workshops
will involve demonstrations for, and with, conference participants on
how metaphor can be used as an intervention or tool to change
people's way of thinking and reasoning. 'Real world workshops' will
be offered on:

-- Metaphor in communicating public interest issues
(Joseph Grady, Cultural Logic, USA)
-- Metaphor in business organizations
(Joep Cornelissen, Leeds University Business School, UK)
-- Metaphor in education professionals' discourse
(Graham Low, University of York, UK)
-- Metaphor in knowledge management
(Daan Andriessen, INHolland University of Applied Sciences, NL)
-- Metaphor and metonymy in painting
(Irene Mittelberg, RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
- Metaphor in product design
(Paul Hekkert, Technical University Delft, NL).

More details, including the call for papers, will be
available at a later date. Updates, including a link
to the conference web site, will be posted at

See the link for 'Joining' at the top of that web page
if you wish to become a member of the RaAM International

Sincerely yours, the local organizing committee:
Alan Cienki and Gerard Steen (chairs); Lettie Dorst, Berenike
Herrmann, Anna Kaal, Tina Krennmayr, Tryntje Pasma

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