LINGUIST List 31.1562

Sat May 09 2020

Disc: Metaphors for Covid-19

Editor for this issue: Yiwen Zhang <>

Date: 08-Apr-2020
From: Veronika Koller <>
Subject: Metaphors for Covid-19
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Ines Olza (University of Navarra, Spain), Elena Semino and Veronika Koller (both Lancaster University, UK) have started a crowd-sourcing project on Twitter to collect alternatives to war metaphors to talk about corona virus and Covid-19. Please join the conversation using the hashtag #ReframeCovid and add more examples in this open-access document:

We are particularly interested in examples from non-European languages. All contributions will of course be credited in any future presentations and publications.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Discourse Analysis

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