Metaphor in Language, Cognition, and Communication
The aim of the series is to offer both fundamental and applied contributions to the state of the art. The series also invites proposals for inter-cultural and cross-cultural studies of metaphor in language, cognition, and communication. Room will be given as well to publications on related phenomena, such as analogy, metonymy, irony, and humor, as long as they are approached from a comparable perspective.
The scope of the series comprises approaches from the humanities and the social and cognitive sciences, including philosophy, cultural studies, linguistics, cognitive science, communication science, media studies, and discourse analysis. More focused attention may be paid to the role of metaphor in the domains of religion, literature and the arts, the media, politics, organization and management, law, economics, health, education, and science.
Motion Metaphors in Music Criticism: An empirical investigation of their conceptual motivation and their metaphoricity
2022. xiii, 247 pp.
Edited by Herbert L. Colston, Teenie Matlock and Gerard J. Steen
2022. vii, 359 pp.
Metaphor and Metonymy in the Digital Age: Theory and methods for building repositories of figurative language
Edited by Marianna Bolognesi, Mario Brdar and Kristina Š. Despot
2019. x, 263 pp.
2018. vi, 167 pp.
Edited by Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr.
2016. xiv, 269 pp.
Edited by Elisabetta Gola and Francesca Ervas
2016. vi, 289 pp.
Edited by J. Berenike Herrmann and Tony Berber Sardinha
2015. xii, 319 pp.
Edited by Wan Wan and Graham Low
2015. ix, 329 pp.
2013. xi, 279 pp.
2013. vii, 211 pp.
Call for Book Proposals
The Editor of the new book series Metaphor in Language, Cognition and Communication invites submissions of book proposals on metaphor from scholars working in the humanities and the cognitive and social sciences. Book manuscripts on related phenomena such as analogy, metonymy, irony and humor may also be proposed, provided they can be seen as related to mainstream interdisciplinary research on metaphor.
Inquiries and submissions can be sent via email to:
Or by regular post to:
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Department of Communication Science
1081 De Boelelaan
NL-1081 HV AMSTERDAM
When you are instructed to prepare your manuscript for production, please follow the Guidelines for Manuscript Submission.