Prof. Kathleen Ahrens joins advisory board Metaphor Lab
The Metaphor Lab Amsterdam is proud to announce that prof. dr. Kathleen Ahrens has joined its International Advisory Board. Prof. Ahrens is a Full Professor in the Department of English at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Fellow and Vice-President of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities, and Board Member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Prof. Ahrens’ research has encompassed two major areas over the past twenty years: (1) Construction of a psycholinguistic theory of sense processing, and (2) construction of a cognitive model to explain conceptual and novel metaphor use and processing. Her current research focuses on corpora-based analyses of conceptual metaphor use in political language in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. Prof. Ahrens is also co-chairing the organizing committee of the upcoming RaAM Conference in Hong Kong in June 2018.