Course Objective- decribe different manifestations of metaphor in text and images with
the appropriate terminology;
- analyze patterns and functions of metaphor in text and images;
- develop a critical attitude towards research in the field;
- make informed methodological choices;
- solve problems in collaboration with peers;
- carry out and write up a small study of metaphor in text and/ or
Course ContentMetaphor is pervasive in our language. It is an essential linguistic,
conceptual, and communicative tool for journalists and advertisers, text
designers and translators, researchers and teachers, doctors and
therapists, governments and politicians, or business executives and
managers. This course focuses on the manifestations of metaphor in
language and images, functions of metaphor (e.g. persuasion, instruction
etc.), methods for metaphor analysis, and application of metaphor
research to professional settings.
Teaching Methods2 hours lecture and 2 hours seminar per week.
Method of AssessmentReading presentation, data session, final paper. You will need a pass on
the final paper in order to pass the course. Consult the study guide of
the course for a description of how the different components build up to
the final grade.
Literaturereadings provided on Canvas
Target AudienceMA Communicatie- en Informatiewetenschappen / Communication and
Information Studies (all specializations)
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||prof. dr. A.J. Cienki|
|Examiner||prof. dr. A.J. Cienki|
prof. dr. A.J. Cienki
P. Opazo Reyes
You need to register for this course yourself
Last-minute registration is available for this course.
|Teaching Methods||Seminar, Lecture|
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