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LINGUIST List 20.3999

Sun Nov 22 2009

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Ling & Literature, Socioling/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Alan Cienki, Researching and Applying Metaphor 8

Message 1: Researching and Applying Metaphor 8
Date: 20-Nov-2009
From: Alan Cienki <a.cienkilet.vu.nl>
Subject: Researching and Applying Metaphor 8
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Full Title: Researching and Applying Metaphor 8
Short Title: RaAM8

Date: 30-Jun-2010 - 03-Jul-2010
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact Person: Alan Cienki
Meeting Email: raam2010conferencegmail.com
Web Site: http://raam8.let.vu.nl/

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2009

Meeting Description:

RaAM 8 conference: Metaphor and Domains of Discourse

We are pleased to announce the 8th conference of the Researching and Applying
Metaphor International Association (RaAM), which will be held at VU University
(Vrije Universiteit), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 30 June through 3 July 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 the
upcoming 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 also include a new way of linking basic and applied
research: in addition to regular papers and a poster session, a selection of
'real world workshops' will be offered. The workshops will involve
demonstrations for, and with, conference participants on how metaphor can be
used as an intervention or tool to change people's way of thinking and
reasoning. 'Real world workshops' will be offered on:

- Metaphor in communicating public interest issues
(Joseph Grady, Cultural Logic, USA)
- Metaphor in business organizations
(Joep Cornelissen, Leeds University Business School, UK)
- Metaphor in education professionals' discourse
(Graham Low, University of York, UK)
- Metaphor in knowledge management
(Daan Andriessen, INHolland University of Applied Sciences, NL)
- Metaphor and metonymy in painting
(Irene Mittelberg, RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
- Metaphor in product design
(Paul Hekkert, Technical University Delft, NL).

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

Updates, including a link to the conference web site, will be posted at

See the link for 'Joining' at the top of that web page if you wish to become a
member of the RaAM International Association.

Sincerely yours,

The local organizing committee:
Alan Cienki and Gerard Steen (chairs); Lettie Dorst, Berenike Herrmann, Anna
Kaal, Tina Krennmayr, Tryntje Pasma

Second Call for Papers

We are soliciting abstracts for 20-minute papers and for poster presentations.
Abstracts should be no more than 500 words (excluding references), and should be
submitted via the conference web site at
http://raam8.let.vu.nl/abstractsubmission.html .

The deadline for abstracts is 31 December 2009. Notification of acceptance
decisions will be sent by 1 March 2010. Early registration will be open between
1 March and 30 April 2010.

A limited number of travel bursaries/stipends will be available for PhD students
from the RaAM Executive Committee and the local organising committee. In
addition, an Early Career Prize and a prize for the best presentation by a PhD
student will be awarded during the conference, and there will also be a raffle
for book vouchers for PhD students attending a RaAM conference for the first
time. Details are available at http://raam8.let.vu.nl/phdforum.html .

Several tutorials geared toward PhD students will also be offered on 30 June
before the conference begins. The topics include:
- Identification of figurative networks in multimodal discourse
- The use of dictionaries and WordSmith Tools with the Pragglejaz MIP
- Metonymy as a research tool
- How to make an effective conference presentation.

Descriptions can be found on the conference website at
http://raam8.let.vu.nl/preconferencetutorials.html .

The RaAM8 scientific committee consists of:
John Barnden (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Frank Boers (Erasmus College of Brussels, Belgium)
Lynne Cameron (Open University, United Kingdom)
Jonathan Charteris-Black (University of the West of England, United Kingdom)
Alan Cienki (Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands)
Charles Forceville (Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Veronika Koller (Lancaster University, United Kingdom)
Zouhair Maalej (King Saud University, Saudi Arabia)
Brigitte Nerlich (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)
Elena Semino (Lancaster University, United Kingdom)
Gerard Steen (Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands)
Dvora Yanow (Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands)
Ning Yu (University of Oklahoma, United States of America)

We look forward to welcoming you to Amsterdam for RaAM 8!

The local organizing committee:
Alan Cienki and Gerard Steen (chairs);
Lettie Dorst, Berenike Herrmann, Anna Kaal, Tina Krennmayr, Tryntje Pasma

Not yet a member of the RaAM International Association and wish to join?
See the link for 'Joining' at the top of the web page
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