MetaCol – Collocations in the Light of Metaphors and Metonymies

In Dubrovnik, Croatia

We would like to invite you to participate in the International Linguistic Conference MetaCol – Collocations in the Light of Metaphors and Metonymies, which will be held on 3 and 4 October 2024 and will take place at the Inter-University Center in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The aim of the conference is to provide various insights into the principles underlying the creation of collocations and the linguistic description of its semantic and pragmatic aspects, while bringing the metaphorical and metonymical dimension of collocations to the foreground and discussing also their possible implications for applied linguistics. Proposals can include, but are not limited to studies dealing with metaphorical and metonymical collocations from the perspectives of:

Since the conference is organized within the framework of the scientific research project Metaphorical collocations – syntagmatic relations between semantics and pragmatics (for more information about the project visit the official website, which is financed by the Croatian Science Foundation, the project staff will be presenting their research results pertaining to the project goals. MetaCol’s plenary speakers will include: professor Zoltán Kövecses from the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest (Hungary), professor Cornelia Müller from the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder (Germany) and professor Dmitrij Dobrovol’skij, affiliated professor at Stockholm University (Sweden).

We kindly invite you to participate in the conference by offering your original contributions to the topic.

The conference will be held both in English and German. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes and will be followed by a 10-minute slot for discussion. We invite you to submit your abstracts by 31 January 2024 via the following form:

The results of the review process will be announced by 15 April 2024. The conference will be a face-to-face event and no online participation will be possible. Participants are expected to bear the costs of travel and accommodation themselves. The conference fee is 70 EUR for PhD students and 100 EUR for all other participants. It includes conference materials, the conference book, refreshments during breaks and a welcome reception.

Should you have any questions, please contact the conference organizing committee.

Kind regards,