International Conference on Metaphor in Language and Thought

In its fifth edition, the International Conference on Metaphor in Language and Thought will take place on 7th, 8th and 9th October 2015, at the Faculty of Letters of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

The V CIMLP is regarded as an important event for the community of researchers interested in metaphor and its role in language and thought. It is also important for the international community of Cognitive Linguistics in general. In its latest edition in 2011, the conference was attended by more than 200 researchers from around the world.

The event will cover several relevant aspects to Cognitive Linguistics, especially the theme “Metaphor and Language Teaching”. Papers can be submitted within the following topics: metaphor/metonymy and teaching, metaphor/metonymy and discourse, metaphor/ metonymy and multimodality, metaphor/metonymy and culture, as well as theoretical and methodological perspectives on metaphor/metonymy research.

The call for submissions is open until March 15th, 2015 on the conference website. The conference languages are English and Portuguese, and the submissions should be in one of the two languages. Abstracs should have until three authors (maximum). 

For more information, see the congress website

Romy van den Heerik • February 8, 2015

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