Cancer is a Tumultuous Journey: A Cross-linguistic Analysis of Metaphor

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 3:00 pm
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Learn about the metaphors we use to talk and think about cancer. This talk, presented by expert metaphor researcher Oana David, a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, Merced, will focus on how cognition and grammar come together to shape our understanding of cancer as both a war and journey. Each model constructs the role of patient, practitioner and caregiver differently. Free.
Humanities Building, Room 485
Linguistics Program, Communication Studies Department
Jenny Lederer