[Corpora-List] Announcing a new international association for metaphor studies

Tony Berber Sardinha tony4 at uol.com.br
Wed Dec 6 12:01:01 CET 2006


[Apologies for crossposting]

Announcing a new international association for metaphor studies:

Researching and Applying Metaphor - RaAM

After ten years and six conferences, RaAM is now being formalised
into an association so that it can work more effectively to serve
metaphor scholars around the world. The aims of the new association are:

1. To advance the study of metaphor, metonymy and other aspects of
figurative language, with a commitment to the application of metaphor
research to ‘real world’ issues.

2. To encourage the development of rigorous research methods for the
study of metaphor, metonymy and other aspects of figurative language
in real world contexts.

3. To foster interdisciplinary collaboration in this area of study.

Future activities planned:
- Biennial RaAM conference – next conference in 2008.
- RaAM seminars and workshops – Spain, March 2007
- RaAM research training activities
- RaAM prize(s) e.g. for best doctoral dissertation / research paper.
- RaAM website and discussion board / list
- RaAM publications: conference proceedings; collections from seminars

If you work with metaphor, or related areas, and are concerned with
research and application to real world issues, we invite you to join us!

Go to www.raam.org.uk for further information on the association and
how to register as a member.

No subscriptions until 2007!






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