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Dr. David Ritchie, PhD

  Professor
  Office phone: 503.725.3550
  Fall Office Hours: 
  Email: cgrd@pdx.edu
  Webpage: web.pdx.edu/~cgrd/
  University Center Building 440
  Office: 440B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Degrees

PhD | Stanford University
MS | Stanford University
MUP | University of Oregon
BA | Reed College

Focus Area

Language and Social Interaction

Research Interests

Discourse, conversation
Metaphor
Humor
Story telling in conversations

Courses Taught

Comm 336: Metaphor
Comm 436/536: Communication and Cognition
Comm 440/540: Metaphor, Play, and Humor

Bio

Dr. David Ritchie teaches and conducts research on the use of language in social interaction.  His primary research focus is metaphor use, story-telling, story-metaphors, and humor in naturally-occurring discourse, with emphasis on urban communities and cultural institutions.  Recent books:  Metaphor, Cambridge University Press (2013) and  Context and Connection in Metaphor, Palgrave-Macmillan (2006), Other recent publications include:  When ‘seeking love is travel by bus’: Deliberate metaphors, stories and humor in a Romanian song.  To appear in Metaphor and The Social World; “Now everyone knows I’m a serial killer.”  Spontaneous Intentionality in Conversational Metaphor and Story-telling. (2014)  Metaphor and the Social World 4, 171–195; Open hearts or smoke and mirrors:  Metaphorical framing and frame conflicts in a public meeting. (2014).    Metaphor and Symbol, 29, 204-223; “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.

Publications

Ritchie, L. D., & Zhu M., (2015) “Nixon Stonewalled the Investigation”: Potential Contributions of Grammatical Metaphor to Conceptual Metaphor Theory and Analysis, Metaphor and Symbol, 30:2, 118-136, DOI: 10.1080/10926488.2015.1016837

Negrea-Busuioc, E. & Ritchie, L. D., (2014).  When ‘seeking love is travel by bus’: Deliberate metaphors, stories and humor in a Romanian song.  To appear in Metaphor and The Social World.

Ritchie, L. D., & Negrea-Busuioc, E. (2014). “Now everyone knows I’m a serial killer.”  Spontaneous Intentionality in Conversational Metaphor and Story-telling.  Metaphor and the Social World 4, 171–195.

Ritchie, L. D., & Cameron, L. (2014).  Open hearts or smoke and mirrors:  Metaphorical framing and frame conflicts in a public meeting.  Metaphor and Symbol, 29, 204-223.

Ritchie, L. D. (2013).  Metaphor, Cambridge University Press.

L. David Ritchie (2011). “Justice is blind”A model for analyzing metaphor transformations and narratives in actual discourse.  Metaphor and the Social World, 1, 70-89. 

L. David Ritchie (2011). “You’re lying to Jesus!”  Humor and play in a discussion about homelessness.  Humor 24, 481–511.

L. David Ritchie (2010).  "Everybody goes down"Metaphors, Stories, and Simulations in Conversations. Metaphor and Symbol, 25, 123-143.

Recent Work

Curriculum vitae