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Figurative Communication

How do figurations like metaphor and metonymy function in various discourses and contexts?

Pink clouds in the sky.

Photo: Ljiljana Saric.

About the group

Our group provides a forum for discussing figurations such as metaphor and metonymy from different angles. We are interested in various aspects of figurative language and other multimodal and nonverbal figurative devices; for instance, pictures and gestures. We study their acquisition, comprehension, and functioning in various discourses and contexts.

Current research topics include:

  • Figurative devices and crisis communication
  • Metaphor functions in online interactions
  • Figurative language and climate change
  • Metaphorical language use across fake and genuine news
  • Children’s comprehension of figurative language
  • Figurative language processing in neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Metaphor and learner language
  • Comprehension of metaphorical expressions in Norwegian as a second language and production of L2 metaphorical expressions
Published Feb. 24, 2022 3:28 PM - Last modified Sep. 9, 2022 8:30 PM