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4-5 June 2009, RaAM 2009: Researching and Applying Metaphor Workshop on Metaphor, Metonymy & Multimodality, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Date: 4-5 June 2009
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Deadline: 15 March 2009

The analysis of metaphor in different modalities, not just in written texts, elucidates the vital ties between metaphor and metonymy in meaning-making. This workshop therefore integrates these three topics for its theme. The multiple forms of expression to be considered include written words, spoken language, the pictorial mode (still and moving images), sound, and the gestural mode. Attention will be focused on the multimodal use of metaphor and metonymy in TV advertising, film, comics, animation, naturalistic spoken discourse, experimental settings, and foreign language teaching.

The workshop will feature a combination of plenary lectures, introducing basic concepts, and hands-on workshops, in which the plenary speakers will guide participants in the analysis of materials. There will be two plenaries on the analysis of images and two on gestures, and three workshops on each of the modes of images and gestures. The same hands-on workshops will run on both days so that participants may take part in two out of the three on each topic. There will also be time allotted for a poster session by participants who wish to present their own research on multimodal metaphor and/or metonymy.

The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation.

Deadline for registration is March 15, 2009. For more information, see http://www.raam.org.uk/

and/or abstract submission

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