Publications

 

Monograph:

Handl, Sandra (2011), The conventionality of figurative language. A usage-based study (Language in Performance 46), Tübingen: Narr.

 

Edited volume:

Handl, Sandra and Hans-Jörg Schmid, eds. (2011), Windows to the mind. Metaphor, metonymy and conceptual blending (Cognitive Linguistics Research 48), Berlin – New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Articles:

Handl, Sandra (submitted), “Selling and buying, killing and wounding: (Un)conventional metaphors from two different semantic fields”, Elisabetta Gola and Francesca Ervas, eds., Selected proceedings of the Conference on Metaphor and Communication, Cagliari, May 12 – 14, 2011, Amsterdam – Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Handl, Sandra (forthcoming), “Meaning is use”, in Bernd Kortmann and Johannes Kabatek, eds., Theorien und Methoden der Sprachwissenschaft/Theories and methods in linguistics [Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (WSK)], Berlin – New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Handl, Sandra and Hans-Jörg Schmid (2011), “Introduction”, in Sandra Handl and Hans-Jörg Schmid, eds., Windows to the mind. Metaphor, metonymy and conceptual blending (Cognitive Linguistics Research 48), Berlin – New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 1-20.

Handl, Sandra (2011), “Salience and the conventionality of metonymies”, in Sandra Handl and Hans-Jörg Schmid, eds., Windows to the mind. Metaphor, metonymy and conceptual blending (Cognitive Linguistics Research 48), Berlin – New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 85-112.

 

 

Conference presentations

 

“The conventionality of metonymies: Salience, aptness, and emergence”, Second International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association, Munich, October 5 – 7, 2006.

“The entrenchment of metonymic mappings: Frequency and conceptual structure”, Third International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association, Leipzig, September 25 – 27, 2008.

“The conventionality of metonymies: Corpus evidence and conceptual prerequisites”, 5th ICCLS Symposium on “Figurative language – creativity, entrenchment, conventionality”, Munich, January 29 – 30, 2009.

Selling and buying, killing and dying: (Un)conventional metaphors from two different semantic fields”, Metaphor and Communication. International Conference, Cagliari, May 12 – 14, 2011.

“Underspecified metonymic meanings: A matter of processing or perception?”, The Stockholm 2011 Metaphor Festival, Stockholm, September 8 – 10, 2011.

 

 

Organization of conferences, symposia, etc.

 

Winter semester 09/10 – summer semester 10

Co-organizer/Co-chair of the Linguistic Colloquium (Linguistisches Kolloquium (LK); http://www.lk.fak13.uni-muenchen.de/index.html) at Munich University (lecture series with German and international guest speakers)

Winter semester 08/09

Co-organizer of the 5th ICCLS Symposium on “Figurative language – creativity, entrenchment, conventionality”, Munich, January 29 – 30, 2009

2006

Co-organizer of the theme section on “Conceptual blending”, Second International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association, Munich, October 5 – 7, 2006

2006

Member of the Organizing Committee of the Second International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association, Munich, October 5 – 7, 2006

Winter semester 05/06 – winter semester 09/10

Organization of the Modern English Linguistics Colloquium at the Department of English and American Studies, Munich University

 

 

Other research-related activities

 

2009 – 2011

Coordinator of EnerG (English Neologisms Research Group; http://energ.gwi.uni-muenchen.de/) at the Chair of Modern English Linguistics, Munich University (in co-operation with the Oxford English Dictionary)

2001 – 2003

Member of the research group developing the Bayreuth UCL Morphology Corpus/BUMC; later renamed as Munich UCL Morphology Corpus/MUMC (in co-operation with the Survey of English Usage, University College, London)