Mwangi Gachara

Title/Qualifications: B/Ed., University of Nairobi; MA, PhD Kenyatta University
English and Linguistics
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 43844 - 00100
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Area of Specialization: Metaphor Theory and Research.

Research Interests: Cognitive Linguistics; Metaphor in African languages, and the various ways to which Metaphor Theory is put into empirical practice.

Specialization Courses attended at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (2011)

  • Introduction to Metaphor: Theory and Research
  • Metaphor in Language: Style, Register, and Rhetoric

Conference Presentations

  • Mwangi Gachara :Metaphors used in the Commodification of Kenyan Women Lancaster,UK,4th to 7th July,    
  • Mwangi Gachara :Metaphors of Gikuyu Dowry Negotiations.Cagliari,Sardinia Italy 21st to 23rd June, 2014   


  • Mwangi Gachara,2012:Gikuyu Metaphors of Marriage Negotiations:A Cognitive Linguistics Perspective,CODESRIA,$5,000


  • Mwangi Gachara,2011:When Facts Lie,978-3-639-36822
  • Mwangi Gachara:In Press Metaphors we marry by
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