Guest Blog - Mapping Metaphor at the University of Glasgow

Tuesday June 11, 2013

Mapping Metaphor

All the world's a stage... and all the script's a metaphor: Mapping Metaphor at the West End Festival


The West End Festival is a great opportunity for people to get a flavour of the research being carried out at university and connect with different areas of study. With that in mind, the project I work for, ‘Mapping Metaphor with the Historical Thesaurus’, has decided to throw open our doors for one talk only on Saturday 15th June at the University of Glasgow.


This project looks at the English language, and indeed metaphor, from a rather different perspective than many people were shown in school. Even better, we have the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary data which allows us to look at the English language over the course of more than a thousand years. We all know that poetry is full of metaphor, but how about a conversation...or a blog post (go on, read this one again and see whether you can spot any)?


Come along and explore metaphor in everyday language with the ‘Mapping Metaphor’ project team. The session will illuminate this pervasive feature of language, throw some light on our project, and spark off a discussion of your own favourite metaphors.


For more information take a look at our website, blog and twitter.


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Guest blog post by: Ellen Bramwell, University of Glasgow

Event time: 2pm, Saturday 15th June

Venue: 12 University Gardens (English Language), University of Glasgow