Metaphor Lab at International Conference on Multimodal Communication

From 9 June to 11 June 2017 the International Conference on Multimodal Communication takes place at Osnabrück University, Germany.

Mark Turner (Metaphor Lab advisory board member) organizes this event, together with Alexander Bergs. Also, Marianna Bolognesi (Metaphor and Modality Team coordinator) will be representing the Metaphor Lab Amsterdam at this upcoming conference.

For more information about the conference, see the conference website.

 

Metaphor Lab Annual Report 2016

2016 was another great year for Metaphor Lab Amsterdam!

Read more about our last year’s projects, publications, events, presentations and more in the MLA annual report 2016.

Two new articles on metaphor in political communication

In the first months of 2017,  Amber Boeynaems and Britta Brugman each published an article on metaphor in political communication:

Abstract submission deadline MF17 extended until 15 April

The abstract submission deadline is extended until 15 April. For further details: see the call for papers Metaphor Festival 2017.

New Resistance to Metaphor website

The Resistance to Metaphor website is online!! Read more about this new research program, the different projects and the people involved on http://resistancetometaphor.org/

Christian Burgers interviewed for Dutch newspaper

Christian Burgers was interviewed for the Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad about the use of metaphors for political campaigns. The article was published in the newspaper on Wednesday March 15 (see image). Did you miss it? The article is also published online: https://fd.nl/economie-politiek/1191761/waarom-heeft-rutte-het-toch-altijd-over-die-tocht-door-de-woestijn.

Deliberate Metaphor Theory: Basic assumptions, main tenets, urgent issues

Gerard Steen published a new article on Deliberate Metaphor Theory in Intercultural Pragmatics, entitled ‘Deliberate Metaphor Theory: Basic assumptions, main tenets, urgent issues.

Full reference:
Steen, G.J. (2017). Deliberate Metaphor Theory: Basic assumptions, main tenets, urgent issues. Intercultural Pragmatics, 14(1), 1-24. doi: 10.1515/ip-2017-0001

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