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Meet Professor David Ritchie
Meet Professor David Ritchie

Research Interests

Discourse, conversation
Story telling in conversations


Dr. David Ritchie teaches and conducts research on the use of language in social interaction. His primary research focus is metaphor use, story-telling, and humor in naturally-occurring discourse, with emphasis on urban communities and cultural institutions. Recent publications include Context and Connection in Metaphor, Palgrave-Macmillan (2006), “Justice is blind”: A model for analyzing metaphor transformations and narratives in actual discourse. Metaphor and the Social World, 1, 70-89, and "Everybody goes down": Metaphors, Stories, and Simulations in Conversations (2010), Metaphor and Symbol, 25, 123-143. 

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