Call for Papers

Call for Papers “Metaphor and Migration”
The special issue of the international journal seeks to contribute to understanding the (current) discourse(s) about refugees and migrants by revealing underlying conceptualizations of, and attitudes towards, the geographical movements and the people involved. In order to better understand discussions of migration, immigration and refugees the special issue “Metaphor and Migration” will examine the use of metaphor and/or metonymy in different discourse types.
We invite contributions that investigate how migration, including refugees and immigrants, is represented and conceptualized metaphorically or metonymically in any type of discourse (such as political discourse or discourse in different media/social media).
Abstracts of 300-500 words in length (excluding references) should clearly indicate the scope of research, methodology, and (expected) results. Please submit your abstract by February 15th, 2017 to While English submissions are preferred, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish are also permissible languages for contributions. Authors will be notified of the acceptance/rejection of their proposal by March 10th, 2017. Full-text papers will be due by the end of July in 2017. The final version of the submitted papers will be published in the special issue of in December 2017. is an international journal with open access to provide a maximally accessible platform that more effortless promotes scientific exchange about topics concerning metaphor and metonymy. While perceives itself as a primarily online journal, there is also a print version of all issues. The special issue “Metaphor and Migration” will appear in print as well. advocates interdisciplinary perspectives on metaphor and metonymy and therefore explicitly welcomes contributions not limited to the field of linguistics. Researchers in the areas of cultural studies or sociology, for example, are also encouraged to contribute to the special issue on migration and metaphor or to our journal in general (see our homepage at for more information).

Important dates:
• Submission of abstracts: February 15th, 2017
• Notification of acceptance/rejection of proposal: March 10th, 2017
• Submission of full-text papers: July 31st, 2017
• Notification of acceptance/rejection of full-text papers: September 30th, 2017
• Publication of special issue: December 2017

The editorial staff invites proposals from all fields of research dealing with the phenomena of metaphor or metonymy.

Please read the style sheet before writing your contribution! For reviews you find a list of books available by the editorial board.

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