Sunday, September 13, 2009
"Metaphor and the Domains of Discourse," Researching and Applying Metaphor International Association, Vrije Universiteit, June 30-July 3, 2010.
As an association, RaAM strives to advance the study of metaphor, metonymy and other aspects of figurative language, with a commitment to the application of metaphor research to 'real world' issues. In light of this, the theme of our upcoming 8th conference will be 'metaphor and domains of discourse'. The theme is intended to highlight the socio-cultural as well as the situational diversity of metaphor as manifested in, for example: • government and politics; • religion and ethics; • education; • science and healthcare; • business and organizations; • mass media and journalism; and • literature and the arts. The conference will feature plenary lectures by: •Paul Chilton, Dept. of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, UK •Dedre Gentner, Dept. of Psychology and School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, USA •And an address by the outgoing Chair of the RaAM Executive Committee, Lynne Cameron, Faculty of Education and Language Studies, Open University, UK Visit the conference homepage here: http://www.raam.org.uk/Amsterdam_2010.html.