LINGUIST List 26.1473

Tue Mar 17 2015

Confs: Discourse Analysis; Ling & Lit; Pragmatics; Semantics; Translation/Netherlands

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Date: 15-Mar-2015
From: Gudrun Reijnierse <>
Subject: Specialised Seminar of the International Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor
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Specialised Seminar of the International Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor

Date: 10-Jun-2015 - 12-Jun-2015
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Contact: Lettie Dorst
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Pragmatics; Semantics; Translation

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


For provisional program, see:

For abstracts of workshops, see:

For registration, see:

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