Is it useful to talk about COVID-19 waves, or maybe other metaphorss such as forest fires can be more adequate?
Early criticism of COVID-19 rhetoric cautions against the use of war metaphors that can shift us toward authoritarian and nationalistic sentiment, evoking xenophobia and racism.
During a period dominated by positivist thinking, metaphors seemed incompatible with science, at least for the most common manifestations of scientific discourse.
Interview with Charles Forceville, expert on visuals and multimodal discourse.
Interview with Maurizio Gotti, linguist at the University of Bergamo, researcher on specialised discours