Colleges, School and Institutes
Willingness to take PhD students
John Barnden’s research is mainly within (1) theory concerning, and the processing of, figurative language, mainly metaphor, metonymy, irony and hyperbole, and (2) the nature of consciousness, whether in human beings, other natural creatures, or artefacts (computational systems, etc.). He may be able to help as a co-supervisor in these areas, though he cannot be the formal lead supervisor because of being retired. For more information, please see his personal webpage.