This workshop offers an introductory overview of the linguistically oriented Conceptual Metaphor/Metonymy Theory (CMT).

Participants are requested to give a short, noncommittal notice to:



  • Introduction
  • Notions and definitions of the CMT: “Metaphor”, “Metonymy”, …
  • Metaphors/metonymies: “novel and historical”, “sleeping and waking”
  • Metaphors/metonymies in non-linguistic media: images (and gestures)
  • “Metaphor in Discourse” — metaphor use in texts
  • Metaphorical “Blending Theory”
  • Conceptual metaphors and cognition: (motivation), (hierarchies), universality vs. culture-specificity
  • Reflections