Sarah Duffy

Senior Lecturer

Research interests

Broadly speaking, I am interested in the universality and variation of metaphors and, in particular, individual differences in the comprehension and representation of metaphors. My main strand of research explores the ways in which people understand and reason about metaphors for time, with a particular focus on the factors that may influence people’s perspectives on the movement of events in time. In addition to this, I am involved in a number of projects exploring the pervasiveness of metaphor and embodied cognition in education and society.

Organisational affiliations

Education/Academic qualification

  • PhD

    PhD Cognitive Linguistics, Northumbria University, 2014 (funded by the Department of Humanities, Northumbria University)

    1 Sep 2014 - 31 Dec 2099