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 August 15th, 2017 to Authors will be notified of the acceptance/rejection of their proposal in September 2017. The entire paper will be due by January 31st, 2018. The final version of the submitted papers will be published in the special issue of in June 2018. is an international journal that strives to promote scientific exchange about topics concerning metaphor and metonymy. The online version of is an open access journal which contributes to the accessibility of current research. While the editorial team perceives of primarily as an online journal, we also offer a print version of all issues for purchase. advocates interdisciplinary perspectives on metaphor and metonymy. We therefore explicitly welcome contributions that are 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.

Important dates:
• Submission of abstracts: August 15th, 2017
• Notification of acceptance of proposal: September 2017
• Submission of full-text papers: January 31st, 2018
• Notification of acceptance of full-text papers: March 31st, 2018
• Publication of special issue: June 2018

Please read the guidelines for submission before creating your final manuscript! (Go to "contribute" in the menu and select "submit a manuscript".)

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