Using Corpus Methods to Analyse Metaphor in DiscourseLancaster University, UK
The Metaphor in End of Life Care ('MELC') Project at Lancaster University is using a corpus-based approach to investigate the role of metaphor in language used to talk about end-of-life care by patients, carers, and healthcare professionals. As part of our project activities, we will be holding a one-day workshop on 'Using Corpus Methods to Analyse Metaphor in Discourse' at Lancaster on 10th January 2014. This event is aimed at those with an interest in using corpus linguistic methods to investigate metaphor, particularly in the area of health communication. The workshop will include presentations and training sessions, and the programme is available here.
There is no fee to attend this event, which includes lunch and refreshments. Places are limited, however. We are able to offer funding for UK economy-class travel and one night's accommodation on campus, up to a combined maximum of £100, for 15 participants, on a first-come, first-served basis. A further 9 places are available without funding for travel or accommodation.
To register for a place at the workshop, please e-mail Dr Jane Demmen (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 31st October 2013, indicating the name of the institution with which you are affiliated and whether you are a member of staff or a student.
The MELC project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Funding Council (ESRC) and associated with Lancaster's ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science). For more information about Wmatrix suite of corpus tools, see the website.