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CALL FOR PAPERS: Researching and Applying Metaphor, 20-23 Jun 2014, Cagliari, ITALY

RaAM 10 conference

We are pleased to announce the 10th conference of the Association for 
Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM), which will be held in Cagliari, 
Island of Sardinia, Italy, from 20 to 23 June 2014.

 The Association for Researching and Applying 
Metaphorwelcomes researchers from 
various theoretical approaches studying metaphor and metonymy in different 
forms of expression and in different realms of use in society (e.g., 
educational, political, commercial, artistic). Contributors to the 2014 
conference may approach metaphor and metonymy from a variety of 
perspectives (including philosophical, cognitive, discursive, cultural, 
pedagogical, social, etc.) and by applying a variety of methods (including 
discourse analytical methods, corpus-based methods, experimental methods, 

 The theme for 2014 is ?Metaphor in Communication, Science and Education?, 
and the keynote speakers in these three general areas are:


 *Communication*: Gerard Steen (VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands)

 *Science*: Silvano Tagliagambe (University of Cagliari, Italy)

 *Education*: Graham Low (University of York, UK)

 The conference will also include *two workshops* specifically dedicated to 
metaphor in science: ?Metaphor in Human Sciences? and ?Metaphor in Natural 

 *Call for papers*

 * *Abstracts of 20-minute papers (no more than 400 words, excluding 
references) and poster presentations are invited on any topic in the broad 
areas indicated: communication, science and education. The main language 
of the conference will be English, but there will also be one track of 
papers in Italian. Abstracts should be prepared for blind refereeing and 
submitted electronically via the online submission system EasyChair, which 
can be accessed at the following address:


 Please follow the instructions on how to create a new user account. Once 
you are registered, you will be able to log on to EasyChair, create your 
abstract, modify it as necessary, and submit it.

 *Deadline for abstracts submissions: December 31, 2013*

 *Notification of acceptance/rejection: March 1, 2014*

 Prizes will be awarded for the best paper by a PhD student. PhD students 
can indicate their interest in being considered for this prize via the 
EasyChair submission site. A number of tutorials, geared toward PhD 
students, will be offered on June 21, 2014. Furthermore, a limited number 
of bursaries will be available for PhD students from RaAM and the local 
organising committee. Details will be available in the second call for 
abstracts and the conference web site: http://convegni.unica.it/raam2014/

 For further information, please email raamconf2014@gmail.com .

 *The local organizing committee: *Francesca Ervas, Elisabetta Gola and 
Pietro Storari (chairs); Valentina Favrin, Antonio Ledda, Maria Grazia 
Rossi, Giuseppe Sergioli, Filippo Spanu

 *Not yet a member of the RaAM International Association and wish to join? 
See the link for 'Joining' on the web page ** 
http://www.raam.org.uk/Home.html* **