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N° 8 – Metaphor Studies

Deadline for sending in papers accepted: 31 March 2013

The e-journal Lexis is planning to publish its eighth issue, which will focus on metaphor, in April 2013.

Guest editors
Diana Lewis, Aix-Marseille Université, France, and Richard Trim, Aix-Marseille Université, France

Metaphor studies

We are inviting papers which will cover the diverse range of metaphor studies on the English language. All aspects of metaphor studies are welcome. These may include, for example, analyses within the framework of the American school of cognitive linguistics, as in Conceptual Metaphor Theory, to those represented by the French schools of English-language metaphor studies, such as the enunciative approach, in relation with the role played by metaphor in lexical creation in the following domains:

  1. very recent (emerging) metaphor;

  2. political domain;

  3. contrastive studies between English and French;

  4. translation English/French.

How to submit

Manuscripts may be written in French or English and should be accompanied by an abstract of up to 10 lines in French and English, as well as a list of 5 key words. Papers based on data from naturally occurring spoken and written language will be preferred. They should be sent to the General Editor of Lexis, Denis Jamet, as e-mail attachments, (Word and pdf), and will be refereed by members of the international Scientific Committee. (Manuscripts may be accepted either in their original form, subject to revision or refused). Articles are limited to 8,000 words, excluding references; data sets and illustrative and complementary material can be accommodated in appendices, for which there is no size limit.

  • Deadline for sending in abstracts: 30 October 2012

  • Deadline for sending in papers accepted: 31 March 2013

Abstracts and articles will be sent via email at


  • January 2012: call for papers

  • 30 April 2012: deadline for sending in abstracts to Lexis

  • May 2012: Scientific Committee’s decisions sent to authors

  • 30 October 2012: deadline for sending in papers

  • November 2012 to January 2013: proofreading of papers by the Scientific Committee

  • January to March 2013: authors’ corrections

  • 31 March 2013: deadline for sending in final versions of papers.

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