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The two-day conference Metaphor 2017: Cognitive and Stylistic Approaches to Metaphors and Metaphor Studies will take place on 21-22 September 2017 at the University of Cagliari, Department of Philology, Literature and Linguistics.

The keynote lectures will be given by Zoltán Kövecses (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest) and Catherine Resche (Université Panthéon-Assas Paris 2). A workshop on metaphor typology, identification and annotation will be held in English and French. Six scholars in the fields of English Linguistics and General Linguistics will present their research.

The conference is the first event organised by a multi-disciplinary and multi-language research group composed of scholars from Genoa, Turin and Cagliari and from other Italian and international universities examining new perspectives on metaphor studies.

The conference is funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) (PRIN Project, 2015 Call, granting no. 2015YHYWSH) and by Poetics And Linguistics Association (PALA), and is held under the auspices of the Universities of Genoa, Turin and Cagliari and of Associazione Italiana di Anglistica (AIA) (Italian Association of English Studies).

For further information, please see the full programme and the conference committees in the attached file.

METAPHOR 2017 conference programme

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