Dr. A.G. (Lettie) Dorst

  • Lecturer

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 3026
E-Mail: a.g.dorst@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics, LUCL Engels
Office Address: Witte Singel-complex
P.N. van Eyckhof 4
2311 BV Leiden
Room number 1.02a

Fields of interest

Metaphor studies; corpus linguistics; stylistics; genre analysis; translation studies


I am currently continuing my research on metaphor in fiction, and am particularly interested in starting new projects on metaphor and translation, and metaphor and health communication.

Teaching activities

I am currently teaching Language Acquisition 1 (BA), Language Acquisition 3 (BA), Language Acquisition 4 (BA), Language Acquisition 5 (Stylistics) (BA), Vertalen Engels-Nederlands (minor), Vertalen Nederlands-Engels (minor), Multimodal Translation (MA), Subtitling and Localization (MA), and Metaphor, Genre and Style (MA).

Curriculum vitae

2012-        Lecturer, English Linguistics and Translation, Leiden University  
2011-2012 Lecturer, English Linguistics and Translation, VU University Amsterdam
2005-2011 PhD Metaphor Studies, VU University Amsterdam
2003-2005 MA ICT and Translation, VU University Amsterdam
2000-2003 BA English Language and Culture, VU University Amsterdam

Key publications

Dorst, A.G. (2011). Personification in discourse: linguistic forms, conceptual structures and communicative functions. Language and Literature 20 (2), 113-135.

Dorst, A.G., Steen, G.J. and G. Mulder (2011). Recognition of personifications in fiction by non-expert readers. Metaphor and the Social World 1 (2), 174-201.

Steen, G.J., Dorst, A.G., Herrmann, J.B., Kaal, A.A., and T. Krennmayr (2010). Metaphor in Usage. Cognitive Linguistics 21 (4), 765-796.

Steen, G.J., Dorst, A.G., Herrmann, J.B., Kaal, A.A., Krennmayr, T., and T. Pasma (2010). A Method for Linguistic Metaphor Identification: From MIP to MIPVU. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Steen, G.J., Biernacka, E.A., Dorst, A.G., Kaal, A.A., López-Rodríguez, I., and T. Pasma (2010). Pragglejaz in practice: Finding metaphorically used words in natural discourse. In: Low, G., Tod, Z., Deignan, A., and L. Cameron (eds), Researching and Applying Metaphor in the Real World, 165-184. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

- For previous publications, please visit https://leidenuniv.academia.edu/LettieDorst/Papers

Last Modified: 11-12-2015