dr. T. Krennmayr


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Tina Krennmayr, assistant professor

Research interests: Metaphor and foreign language teaching and learning, (applied) cognitive linguistics, metaphor in (news) discourse, metaphor variation in discourse, corpus linguistics


My research is concerned with metaphors. While the word 'metaphor' reminds people of literature and poetry, metaphorical language is all around us. For instance, in "Wall Street has been hitting new peaks" and "prices remain high", prices are not physically higher and there are no mountaintops that Wall Street is literally touching. Because we understand what it means to be at a higher location, we also understand the use of 'high' and 'peaks' in more abstract contexts. This sort of metaphor use is a window onto the ways we think about and understand the world, and how we represent thoughts through language.


I am involved in BA and MA programs (English and International Communication, Minor in English, Multimodal Communication) and the Research Master Program

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metaphor Social Sciences
Metaphor Medicine & Life Sciences
language Social Sciences
Language Medicine & Life Sciences
linguistics Social Sciences
Nitroglycerin Medicine & Life Sciences
speaking Social Sciences
news Social Sciences

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Research Output 2007 2020

The role of co-text in the analysis of potentially deliberate metaphor

Reijnierse, W. G., Burgers, C., Krennmayr, T. & Steen, G. J., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Drawing Attention to Metaphor: Case studies across time periods, cultures and modalities. Di Biase-Dyson, C. & Egg, M. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 17-40 (Figurative Thought and Language; vol. 5).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

How Polysemy Affects Concreteness Ratings: The Case of Metaphor

Reijnierse, W. G., Burgers, C., Bolognesi, M. & Krennmayr, T., Aug 2019, In : Cognitive Science. 43, 8, p. 1-11 11 p., e12779.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Metaphor in communication: The distribution of potentially deliberate metaphor across register and word class

Reijnierse, W. G., Burgers, C., Krennmayr, T. & Steen, G. J., 2019, In : Corpora. 14, 3, p. 301-326

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Word Class

DMIP: A method for identifying potentially deliberate metaphor in language use

Reijnierse, W. G., Burgers, C. F., Krennmayr, T. & Steen, G. J., Jun 2018, In : Corpus Pragmatics. 2, 2, p. 129-147 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

On Metaphorical Views, Dynamite, and Doodlings: Functions of Domain Adjectives in Metaphorical Domain Constructions

Reijnierse, W. G., Burgers, C., Krennmayr, T. & Steen, G. J., Nov 2018, In : Review of Cognitive Linguistics. 16, 2, p. 431-454 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review


Activities 2007 2015

  • 36 Lecture / Presentation
  • 1 Conference

MIP(VU) in translation

T. Krennmayr (Speaker), W.G. Reijnierse (Speaker)

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Languages in contact: Identifying metaphors in English as L2 discourse

F. MacArthur (Speaker), T. Krennmayr (Speaker), J. Littlemore (Speaker)

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Using Wmatrix to identify source domains in discourse

T. Krennmayr (Speaker)

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Deliberate metaphors in newspaper reporting

T. Krennmayr (Speaker)
16 May 2014

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic