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LINGUIST List 19.1659

Sat May 24 2008

Confs: Applied Linguistics/Spain

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        1.    Manuel Sánchez-García, Researching and Applying Metaphor

Message 1: Researching and Applying Metaphor
Date: 20-May-2008
From: Manuel Sánchez-García <raam7unex.es>
Subject: Researching and Applying Metaphor
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Researching and Applying Metaphor
Short Title: RaAM 7

Date: 29-May-2008 - 31-May-2008
Location: Cáceres, Spain
Contact: Manuel Sanchez-García
Contact Email: raam7unex.es
Meeting URL: http://www.unex.es/eweb/raam7

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The local organising committee is pleased to announce the Seventh International
Conference on Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM 7), to be held at the
University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain, from 29th to 31st May 2008.

The biennial RaAM conferences aim to gather researchers interested in metaphor
and other figurative phenomena, such as metonymy, hyperbole or irony, as they
relate to 'real world' issues. Further aims are to encourage the development of
rigorous research methods in the study of metaphor in real-world contexts and to
foster interdisciplinary collaboration in this field of study. (For more
information about RaAM, its aims and previous events, visit the organisation's
website at http://raam.org.uk)

The theme of the Seventh International Conference on Researching and Applying
Metaphor is 'Metaphor in Cross-Cultural Communication'. A great deal of
attention has been paid to identifying and describing the metaphors used by
different social groups, in everyday and specific discourse contexts, and their
realisation in language or other modes. These descriptions show that although
certain metaphoric themes or 'conceptual' metaphors appear to be shared by
people from different parts of the world, linguistic metaphors may differ
greatly across languages. Furthermore, people of different cultural backgrounds
also vary considerably in the way they 'see' and express one thing in terms of
another, and the value they assign to such figurative reasoning or
understanding. RaAM 7 will focus on the effect such variation may have on
cross-cultural communication and intercultural dialogue.

The full programme of the 7th International Conference on Researching and
Applying Metaphor (RaAM 7): Metaphor in Cross-Cultural Communication, to be held
from 29-31 May at the University of Extremadura Cáceres, Spain), is now
available on the conference website (http://www.unex.es/eweb/raam7/) along with
the abstracts of the different presentations.

We remind interested readers who have not registered yet that registration for
the conference will only remain open until 25th May.
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