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