The highest-scored abstracts that will compete for the prize of Best Oral Presentation are:

Pre-doc category

  • Julia T. William-Camus (University of Cantabria, Spain): Metaphorical renderings of cancer treatment. The promotional use of metaphor in a bilingual press corpus of cancer popularisation articles
  • Fatimah Almutrafi (Newcastle University, UK): Language and cognition: the effects of grammatical gender on categorisation of objects
  • Tamara Vardomskaya (University of Chicago, USA): A two-factor model for subjective adjectives


Post-doc category

  • Rafał Augustyn (Marie Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland): Re-conceptualisation and meaning construction in specialised translation
  • Marcin Kuczok (University of Silesia, Poland): The interaction of metaphor and metonymy in religious concepts: metaphtonymies in John Henry Newman's Parochial and Plain Sermons
  • Marianna Bolognesi (Siena International Center for Intercultural Exchange, Italy): Source and target domains’ behavior in corpora of texts and images: where the mappings come from
  • Katarzyna Popek-Bernat (University of Warsaw, Poland): (Re)construcción del significado codificado en las palabras: aplicación de la teoría de la metáfora conceptual al estudio del léxico español erótico


The finalists will present their papers in a special session to a panel of distinguished linguists. The winner in each category will be announced during the closing session. The prize consists of a waiver fee and bursary of 200 euros to attend conferences.

Congratulations to all the finalists!