Metaphor Festival ’19: Registration is open!

We are pleased to announce that online registation and payment for the Metaphor Festival ’19 are now open. Please visit the registration page and follow the instructions.

The deadline for registration and payment for participants whose abstract has been accepted is June 15, 2019. The deadline for registration and payment for all other participants is August 23, 2019.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Amsterdam! If there are any issues or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

MetFest ’19: extended deadline!

Metaphor Festival Amsterdam 2019

DEADLINE EXTENSION – final deadline 31 March 23:59 (local time in Amsterdam)

 Amsterdam, 28 – 31 August 2019

The Metaphor Lab Amsterdam is delighted to announce that the next Metaphor Festival will take place in Amsterdam from 28 – 31 August 2019. The Metaphor Festival is an annual conference on the use of figurative language and other modes of figurative expression. It offers an opportunity to present and learn about research findings concerning the structures, functions, and effects of figurative language in human communication. Contributions to the Festival can address tropes such as metaphor, metonymy, hyperbole and irony.

This year’s keynote speakers are:

  • prof. dr. Anjan Chatterjee (Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania)
  • dr. Bodo Winter (Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, University of Birmingham).

Please visit http://metaphorlab.org/metaphor-festi…/metaphor-festival-19/ for the call for papers.

Final deadline for submissions is now 31 March 23:59 (local time in Amsterdam).

Metaphor Festival 2019: CALL FOR PAPERS

The Metaphor Lab Amsterdam is delighted to announce that the next Metaphor Festival will take place in Amsterdam from 28 – 31 August 2019.

The Metaphor Festival is an annual conference on the use of figurative language and other modes of figurative expression, such as multimodal or non-verbal communication. It offers an opportunity to present and learn about research findings concerning the structures, functions, and effects of figurative language in different types of human communication. Contributions to the Festival can address tropes such as metaphor, metonymy, hyperbole and irony.

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES

  • Word limit: Abstracts should be 300 words maximum and should be written in English (please provide glosses or translations for examples in other languages).
  • Structure: Abstracts reporting on empirical data should have four sections: introduction, methods, findings, and conclusions. Abstracts providing a purely theoretical or philosophical contribution should have three sections: introduction, main argument, and conclusions.
  • Take-home message: All abstracts should end with a one-sentence take-home-message.
  • Double-blind review: Authors need to make sure that their identities cannot be retrieved from the abstract itself, and should include blind reference to their work that is not yet publicly available (i.e., papers in press, under review and. or in preparation).

SUBMISSION

Deadline for submission is 15 March 2019. The online submission system is available on: 
https://metfest19.sciencesconf.org/ 

MORE INFORMATION

Please check our website www.metaphorlab.org or our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/metaphorfestival) for any updates. You are welcome to contact the organizing committee at metaphorfestivalamsterdam@gmail.com in case of any enquiries.

Review of Mixing Metaphor

A review of Mixing Metaphor (6th volume of ‘Metaphor in Language, Cognition and Communication’) appeared in ‘Metaphor and the Social World’, volume 8:2. The review, by Jordan Zlatev and Georgios Stampoulidis can be found below.

Paper on domain constructions published

The paper ‘On metaphorical views, dynamite, and doodlings
Functions of domain adjectives in metaphorical domain constructions’ by Gudrun Reijnierse, Christian Burgers, Tina Krennmeyr and Gerard Steen had been published in the November issue of the Review of Cognitive Linguistics.

The paper presents a systematic, bottom-up, investigation of the role of adjectives as metaphor signals in metaphorical domain constructions (MDCs) within the framework of Deliberate Metaphor Theory. The full paper can be found here

Lettie Dorst and Berenike Herrmann give MIPVU workshop in Basel

Berenike Herrmann and Lettie Dorst will be giving a workshop on metaphor identification with MIPVU for MA and PhD students at the Digital Humanities Lab of the University of Basel (8 and 9 November 2018). The workshop includes an exploration of a vector-based method and a tutorial on a web-based collaborative annotation too, CATMA.

Coordinated with the workshop are two public lectures, which are open to an interested audience. For organizational reasons, interested parties who only want to attend the lectures are kindly asked to register briefly by email (berenike.herrmann@unibas.ch).

8 November: 18.00 | Evening Lecture (→ German Seminar Room 3)
«How hard can it be? A Closer Look at How Human Translators and Machine Translation Software Handle Metaphor in Translation»
A.G. (Lettie) Dorst, Leiden | Chair: Nils Reiter, Stuttgart

9 November: 12.30 – 13.30 | Lunch Lecture (→ Deutsches Seminar Room 3)
«Empiricising Hermeneutics: The Methodological Scope of Digital Text Annotation»
Jan Christoph Meister, Hamburg | Chair: Lars Konieczny, Freiburg i. Br.

Further information can be found at http://dhlab.unibas.ch/finding-metaphor-in-discourse/ 

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