Linguistics of cancer metaphors Monday, October 30, 2017, 3:15 – 4:30pm
Linguistics of cancer metaphors
Location of Event:UC Davis Campus
Event Type:Lectures and Seminars
Presented by:Oana David, UC Merced
Sponsored by:Department of Linguistics and the UC Davis Language Sciences Group

In her talk "Cancer Is A Tumultuous Journey: A Cross-Linguistic Analysis Of Metaphor," Oana David will present two studies on the use of metaphors like "cancer is a journey" and "cancer is a war" in English and Spanish and their relationship to patient morale.

David is a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Merced who uses computational and experimental methods to study metaphor in communications about immigration, climate change, disease and other societal challenges.

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