LINGUIST List 33.801

Wed Mar 02 2022

Calls: Applied Ling, Cog Sci, Socioling, Text/Corpus Ling, Translation/Poland

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 28-Feb-2022
From: Lorena Bort-Mir <>
Subject: 15th Researching and Applying Metaphor Conference: The Social Impact of Metaphor
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Full Title: 15th Researching and Applying Metaphor Conference: The Social Impact of Metaphor
Short Title: RaAM15

Date: 21-Sep-2022 - 24-Sep-2022
Location: Białystok, Poland
Contact Person: Justyna Wawrzyniuk
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2022

Meeting Description:

The Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM) is an open community of researchers of metaphor, metonymy, and other forms of figurative expression. The association is interdisciplinary, welcomes a broad range of research methods, and focuses on application to real-world contexts. RaAM conferences are therefore mainly concerned with the application of research to metaphor and other forms of figurative language use to real world issues.

We are pleased to announce that the 15th Researching and Applying Metaphor Conference (RaAM15) will be hosted by the University of Bialystok (Poland). It is scheduled to take place 21-24 September 2022 in an online format. The online part is going to be hosted via Zoom.

2nd Call for Papers:

We welcome papers that address all aspects of metaphor (and related) research from any perspective, including but not restricted to the following:
Metaphor in cross-cultural contexts (translation, metaphor variation, etc.), metaphor in politics (COVID-19 pandemic, environmental changes, social changes etc.), metaphor in education, metaphor in discourse (medical, legal, media, etc.)
Abstracts for oral presentations, theme sessions, ‘work in progress’ talks, and poster presentations should be no longer than 400 words (excluding references) and should include:
- a title.
- clearly articulated research question(s) and its/their relevance to the conference theme.
- the most essential details about research approach, data, and methods.
- if possible, (preliminary) results and their interpretation.

You may apply for one of the following:
* paper presentations (single or multiple authors): 20-minute talk + 5-minute Q&A.
* theme sessions: 90/180-minute theme-based panels. Proposals should include the title, explanation of the session(s) and 3 or more abstracts (of 300-400 words each; outlining each part of the session). After the theme session proposal is accepted, individual authors should submit their abstracts via EasyChair for double-blind peer review.

* Poster presentation (single or multiple authors): 2-minute presentation. Please note that instructions will be sent upon acceptance.
* Lightning round/work in progress: 3-minute presentation. Instructions will be sent upon acceptance.

Abstracts for talks and poster presentations should be submitted through EasyChair. If you have not already done so, you will be prompted to set up an EasyChair account.
Our submission link:
Theme session proposals and lightning round talks should be sent by e-mail to raam15[at]
All submissions are anonymously reviewed by the Program Committee.

While the conference proper will begin in the early afternoon of 21 September, we will also host hands-on pre-conference workshops in the morning. If you are interested in holding such a workshop, please send your proposal to raam15[at] The submission deadline is 31 December 2021.

- Theme session proposals: 31 DECEMBER 2021
* Submission notification: 31 JANUARY 2022
- Pre-conference workshop proposals: 31 DECEMBER 2021
* Submission notification: 31 JANUARY 2022
- Abstract submission until: 15 MARCH 2022
* Submission notification: EARLY MAY 2022

Please note that while you do not have to be a RaAM member when submitting an abstract, it is necessary to become one to present at the conference. If you are not a member yet, go to RaAM website ( to learn how you can become one.

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