Call for papers! 

The 5th International Conference on Figurative Thought and Language (FTL5)

Sofia, Bulgaria. April 23-25 2020 


FTL5 invites contributions from various theoretical and applied perspectives (e.g. cognitive linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, cognitive semiotics, cognitive poetics, cognitive anthropology and philosophy of mind), and methodologies (e.g. corpus studies, experimental techniques, synchronic and diachronic analyses, critical discourse analysis, sociovariational analysis, cross-linguistic and cross-cultural comparison, translation, etc.) on issues relating to the cognition-figurativity-language nexus.

Important dates:

  • 1 September 2019: Theme session proposals submission deadline

  • 15 September 2019: Notification of theme session acceptance

  • 30 September 2019: Deadline for submission of all abstracts (including general sessions and theme sessions)

  • 15 November 2019: Notification of paper and poster acceptance

  • 5 January 2020: Early bird registration starts

  • 1 February 2020: Full fee registration starts

  • 28 February 2020: Closing registration date for participants with a paper or а poster

  • 23-25 April 2020: CONFERENCE

More information and contact:

RaAM 2020

Hamar, Norway. June 18-21, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the 13th conference for the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM) will be hosted by Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN)  in collaboration with the Centre for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (Multiling), as Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo.

RaAM 2020 will be held from 18-21 June 2020 at INN’s Faculty of Education in Hamar, Norway. Hamar is located north of Oslo (and Norway’s main international airport, Gardermoen), one hour by train.

The theme of RaAM 2020 is Metaphorical creativity in a multilingual world.

Plenary speakers:



We welcome papers that address all aspects of metaphor (and related) research from any perspective, including but not restricted to the following:

  • Multimodal metaphor

  • Metaphor in spoken discourse

  • Metaphor in gesture

  • Metaphor in cross-cultural communication

  • Applied metaphor studies

  • Metaphor and translation

  • Metaphor in language learning

  • Metaphor and film

  • Metaphor in education

  • Metaphor and language contact


Important dates

  • The deadline for submission is 01 November 2019.

  • Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by our scientific committee. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 05 January 2020.

  • While the conference proper will begin in the early afternoon of July 18, we will also host hands-on pre-conference workshops in the morning. There is a separate call for anyone interested in holding such a workshop (deadline 15 August 2019).

Further information


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