Researching and Applying Metaphor

Dear colleagues,

The 9th conference on Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM 9) will be held in Lancaster, UK, from 4-7 July 2012. The theme for 2012 is “Metaphor in Mind and Society”, and confirmed plenary speakers are Masako Hiraga, Albert Katz and Andreas Musolff. There will be pre-conference workshops on corpus linguistics methods in metaphor analysis (facilitated by Anatol Stefanowitsch) and on methods of researching metaphor and gesture (facilitated by Irene Mittelberg and
Cornelia Mueller). In addition to the social programme, the event will also involve
a book launch as well as a metaphor-themed exhibition and performance in cooperation
with the Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts.

The international Association for RaAM (
) welcomes researchers from various theoretical approaches studying metaphor and metonymy in different of forms of expression (not just language but also, for example, designed artefacts or performed works) and realms of use in society (e.g., educational, political, commercial, artistic).

We will send out a call for papers and details on the abstract submission process
later in the summer; meanwhile please visit
or email
for further information.

Best regards,

Veronika Koller and Elena Semino

Chairs of the local organising committee

Veronika Koller
Senior Lecturer in English Language
Department of Linguistics and English Language
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YL
United Kingdom
Phone: ++44-(0)1524-594642
Fax: ++44-(0)1524-843085