LINGUIST List 29.2973

Fri Jul 20 2018

Confs: Applied Ling, Disc Analysis, Gen Ling, Language Acquisition, Socioling/United Kingdom

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Date: 20-Jul-2018
From: Marianna Bolognesi <>
Subject: The Creative Power of Metaphor
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The Creative Power of Metaphor

Date: 29-Mar-2019 - 30-Mar-2019
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Contact: Marianna Bolognesi
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

Save the Date: The Creative Power of Metaphor


29 – 30 March 2019 at Worcester College, Oxford, UK

Join us in Oxford for a 2-day conference designed to investigate the nexus between the following three elements: Metaphor, Linguistic Diversity, and Human Creativity.

The conference will be structured around four keynote lectures and four panels which will investigate four themes, outlined below. A call inviting participation in the panels and presentation of poster contributions will be advertised at the beginning of September.

1. Panel topic: Metaphor and linguistic diversity
Keynote speaker: Lera Boroditsky

2. Panel topic: Metaphor and emotion
Keynote speaker: Zoltan Kövecses

3. Panel topic: Metaphor and communication
Keynote speaker: Gerard Steen

4. Panel topic: Metaphor and creativity
Keynote speaker: Rachel Giora

We look forward to welcoming you in Oxford!

The Organisers:

Professor Katrin Kohl
Dr Marianna Bolognesi
Dr Ana Werkmann Horvat

Creative Multilingualism (

Our research group is a large cross-disciplinary team of academics working on the nexus between linguistic diversity and creativity. The conference is being organised by Strand 1 of Creative Multilingualism: Embodying Ideas – the Creative Power of Metaphor:

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