Project Blog Archive

Back to list of blog posts

Metaphor Masterclass - lunchtime talk

Posted by Mapping Metaphor on the 18th of February 2015

Dr Wendy Anderson, Principal Investigator of the Mapping Metaphor project, will be giving a free public talk on 'Star-dust and Scotch mist: English Metaphors across Time' on Friday 27th February at the University of Glasgow.

More details available via this link: http://www.gla.ac.uk/events/?action=details&id=6948

Star-dust and Scotch mist: English Metaphors across Time

The ‘Mapping Metaphor with the Historical Thesaurus’ project in English Language, University of Glasgow, is in the final stages of creating a ‘Metaphor Map’ online resource which will show all of the metaphorical connections between domains of meaning that have been made by speakers and writers of English from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day. This talk will introduce the project and, through a case study of the semantic area of ‘Imagination’, will illustrate the extent of metaphorical language that we use in talking about abstract concepts and changing patterns of metaphor over time.