Monographs and Edited Volumes


(co-editor, together with Thomas H. Smith) How Metaphors Guide, Teach and Popularize Science (Figurative Thought and Language 6). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.


The Role of (Deliberate) Metaphor in Communicating Knowledge in Academic Discourse: An Analysis of College Lectures from Different Disciplines (Duisburger Arbeiten zur Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft, Band 125). Berlin: Peter Lang.(Doctoral dissertation)


ANGER, LOVE and SADNESS Revisited: Studying Emotion Metaphors in Authentic Discourse between Experts and Laypersons (F.L.A.I.R, Vol. 4). Flensburg: Flensburg University Press. (Master Thesis)

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Contributions to Journals and Edited Volumes

2020 "THE BRAIN IS A COMPUTER AND THE MIND IS ITS PROGRAM: Following a metaphor’s path from its birth to teaching philosophy decades later", in: Beger, Anke & Smith, Thomas H. (eds.) How Metaphors Guide, Teach and Popularize Science (Figurative Thought and Language 6). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 263-295.
2020 "Forms of deliberate metaphors used to communicate knowledge in psychology lectures", in: Mikuláš, Roman (ed.) Metaphernforschung in Interdisziplinären und Interdiskursiven Perspektiven. Paderborn/Leiden: Brill/Mentis, 353-377.

"The contested notion of ‘deliberate metaphor’: What can we learn from ‘unclear’ cases in academic lectures?", in: Yearbook of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association 7 (1), 51-66.


"Different functions of (deliberate) metaphor in teaching scientific concepts", in: Beger, Anke; Döring, Martin & Jäkel, Olaf (eds.) Science and Metaphor ( 26), 61-86.


"Metaphors in psychology genres: Counseling vs. academic lectures", in: Herrmann, Berenike & Berber Sardinha, Tony & (eds.) Metaphor in Specialist Discourse: Investigating metaphor use in technical, scientific and popularized discourse contexts. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 53-76.


 (co-authored with Olaf Jäkel) "The cognitive role of metaphor in teaching science: Examples from physics, chemistry, biology, psychology and philosophy", in: Philosophical Inquiries 3 (1), 89-112.


"Der Einsatz gezielter Metaphern im Hochschulbereich: Ein Mittel zur Wissensvermittlung im Fach Psychologie", in Hennemann, Anja & Schlaak, Claudia (eds.) Ausgewählte Beiträge des 13. Norddeutschen Linguistischen Kolloquiums. Berlin: Frank & Timme, 33-47.


"Differences in the use of emotion metaphors in expert-lay communication: Converging evidence from two complementary studies", in: Schönefeld, Doris (ed.). Converging Evidence. Methodological and theoretical issues for linguistic research. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 319-348.


"Deliberate metaphors? An exploration of the choice and functions of metaphors in US-American college lectures", in: Polzin-Haumann, Claudia et al. (eds.) 20/2011, 39-61. (


"Experts versus laypersons: Differences in the metaphorical conceptualization of ANGER, LOVE and SADNESS", in: Barnden, John (ed.) Corpus Linguistics Colloquium: Corpus-based approaches to figurative language. Birmingham: University of Birmingham Press, 1-12.


(co-authored with Olaf Jäkel): "ANGER, LOVE and SADNESS revisited: Differences in emotion metaphors between experts and laypersons in the genre psychology guides", in: Polzin-Haumann, Claudia et al. (eds.) Metapher und Wissenstransfer - Metaphor and Knowledge Transfer ( 16), 87-108.