Success for postgraduate research students presenting at the 'Researching and Applying Metaphor' conference in Hong Kong

Two postgraduate research students from the School of Education have presented their work at the 'Researching and Applying Metaphor' conference in Hong Kong.

Dongman Cai and Qiuyun Lu both presented their PhD research at the recent 12th Researching and Applying Metaphor conference, held at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The theme of the conference was ‘Metaphor across contexts and domains: from description to application’. 

Dongman's paper was entitled "A bellwether or killer of free trade? Using a corpus to examine the evaluative function of metaphors in popular economic discourse on trade disputes among China, EU and US."

Qiuyun Lu's paper was entitled, "The use and function of metaphor in Chinese English majors' argumentative writing".  

Both received excellent feedback on their talks - with Qiuyun describing the conference as a particularly friendly and inspiring environment in which to present her work.