Below you can find descriptions of workshops that will take place before the official opening of the conference on September 21 (in the morning/noon, GMT+2). You’ll be able to sign up for these workshops whenyou register for the conference.

Please note that some workshops have limited number of participants and might requirepreparations.

Workshop 1: CareerMETA4 Workshop

Instructor: Dr Allison Creed (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Duration:120min (with a 15min break)

Number of participants: max. 24 (first-come-first-served basis)


A practically oriented and personally relevant introduction to an adapted version of metaphor identification and analysis (see Creed &Nacey, 2021) that will advance participants research capability as well as increases self-awareness, challenge self-limiting thinking, and encourage career exploration. On the successful completion of CareerMETA4 Workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Apply a step-by-step approach to metaphor identification and analysis in English.
2. Recognise and describe metaphorical frames of career in mini narratives.
3. Create new career narratives using different metaphorical frames to challenge self-limiting thinking.

Requirements for participation:

This introductory methods workshop is suitable for participants at any stage of their academic or professional career keen to develop new skills or refresh and share their knowledge inspired by the latest evidence in metaphor analysis and career development. All participants will be expected to complete the three pre-workshop tasks: required reading, mini-narrative activity, and introduction post. Participants need an internet enabled device with video conferencing capabilities e.g., laptop.

Workshop 2: Text-Label-System: An Annotation Toolfor Metaphor


Siaw-Fong Chung (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)

Chia-Hui Chang (National Central University, Taiwan)

Fong-Hsiung Cheng (National Central University, Taiwan)


Joshua Huang (National Central University, Taiwan)

Duration: 90 minutes

Number of participants: max. 100 (first-come-first-served basis)



Annotated data could accelerate the capacity of research. One common advantage of annotated data is that they contain linguistic knowledge that can be processed by computer programs to become some other useful resources for various applications, such as artificial intelligence, or programs for digital learning, etc. When metaphors are concerned, we could see efforts in providing annotated results for metaphors in various metaphor databases.

In this workshop, we will introduce a free software, the Text-Label-System, an annotation tool that allows researcher to decide on the labels to be used, and this will help not only metaphor research but also linguistic research in general.

After the set-up, one could upload any text to be annotated, and the labels to be used. We will teach the steps to download and set up the labels. After the annotation, a frequency count of the annotations and the tagged text could be downloaded from the tool. 

Please note:The Text-Label-System is a local software that requires a python program (version 3 and above) to execute. It is a package consisting of several folders and an execution program.Instructions to set up the program will be provided during the workshops.

Workshop 3: How to publish in a top journal?

Instructor: prof. Jeannette Littlemore (University of Birmingham, UK)

Duration: 45 minutes


Description:Professor Jeannette Littlemore, who is an Associate Editor of Metaphor and Symbol and who has been a General Editor of Language and Cognition will provide insights into the publishing process, as well as talking about what reviewers are looking for in a paper and how best to approach the revise and resubmit process. There will also be a Q+A session. All welcome!

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