LINGUIST List 25.4973

Mon Dec 08 2014

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Ling & Lit, Pragmatics, Semantics, Translation/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 06-Dec-2014
From: Lettie Dorst <>
Subject: Specialised Seminar of the International Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor
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Full Title: Specialised Seminar of the International Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor

Date: 10-Jun-2015 - 12-Jun-2015
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Contact Person: Lettie Dorst
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Pragmatics; Semantics; Translation

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2014

Meeting Description:

We are happy to announce the 5th specialised seminar of the International Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM), which will take place on 10-12 June 2015 in Leiden, the Netherlands. The seminar will be hosted by the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL).

The theme of the 2015 seminar is “Metaphors in/and/of Translation”. The goal of the seminar is to advance the study of metaphor (and other forms of figurative language) through the analysis of metaphors in and of translation. By considering how metaphors are translated in different domains of discourse (e.g., legal texts, literature, business communication and science), and how different tools (e.g., corpora, MIP(VU)) can be used to investigate real-world issues in translation theory, practice and education, the seminar aims to add to our understanding of metaphor as a matter of language, thought and communication in interlingual and intercultural settings. The seminar will promote multidisciplinary, cross-cultural research and collaboration and will encourage the use of different theoretical frameworks and research methods.

Plenary Speakers:

- Prof. Jean Boase-Beier, University of East Anglia (UK)
- Prof. Christina Schäffner, Aston University (UK)
- Dr. Dimitri Psurtsev, Moscow State Linguistic University (Russia)


The programme will combine plenary talks with a number of hands-on, real-world workshops. In addition, regular 20-minute paper presentations and a poster session will be organised.

2nd Call for Papers:

Please note that we are extending the deadline for abstract submission for the 2015 RaAM Specialised Seminar until December 15. We also want to thank all those who have already submitted their abstract.

To submit your abstract, please follow the link:

We would also like to point out that we invite people to take a broad interpretation of translation – that is, we also welcome talks that discuss the “translation” of metaphors between L1 and L2 speakers, between experts and laymen, between writing and gesture, etc., as well as talks that discuss the operationalization and/or application of MIP(VU) to other languages than English.

You can contact us by writing to

Lettie Dorst (Leiden University), Alan Cienki (VU University Amsterdam), Gudrun Reijnierse (VU University Amsterdam), Anne Rose Haverkamp (Leiden University), Tony Foster (Leiden University), Katinka Zeven (Leiden University)

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