LINGUIST List 27.2178

Thu May 12 2016

Confs: Applied Ling, General Ling/Germany

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 12-May-2016
From: LOC RaAM 11 <>
Subject: 11th Conference of the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor
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11th Conference of the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor
Short Title: RaAM 11

Date: 01-Jul-2016 - 04-Jul-2016
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Regina Brückner
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The online registration for the RaAM 11 conference via ConfTool is now open and will close on May, 29th. You are welcome to register for the conference also even if you are not a presenting author. In order to do so, you need to create a user account in ConfTool and complete the registration process there.

Registration for the workshop is only possible for those who applied and have been accepted for participation.


RaAM is committed to the study of metaphor, metonymy and other forms of figurative expression in all domains of life and with a particular focus on the application of metaphor research to real-life issues. With the 2016 theme “Metaphor in the Arts, in Media and Communication”, the conference RaAM 11 will embrace this central thought by putting the spotlight on ways of metaphorical communication – often beyond the scope of solely language-based discourse – in some of the most prominent areas of metaphor usage. RaAM 11 wants to provide a platform for research from various fields that regard metaphor as a fundamental principle of communication in the realm of the arts as well as in different forms of media and every day communication. The conference aims to explore metaphor and metaphor usage in contexts that operate on a broad range of sensory data and different levels of imagery. This includes film and other audio-visual media, literature, poetry, architecture, theatre, painting, music and dance as well as production design, social media and face-to-face communication. We especially invite contributions that explore and discuss the link between these realms: a particular experiential, embodied, sensory dimension of metaphor that grounds understanding and the emergence of meaning.

The conference will feature plenary lectures by:

- Jennifer M. Barker – Georgia State University
- Petra Gehring – Technische Universität Darmstadt
- José Mario Gutierrez Marquez – Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
- Irene Mittelberg – RWTH Aachen

We are very much looking forward to your submissions and hope to see you in at the RaAM 11 next year.

The Local Organizing Committee:
Hermann Kappelhoff – Freie Universität Berlin
Cornelia Müller – European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)

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