Rosario Caballero

Associate Professor

Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

Research interests:
• Metaphor in (specialized) genre contexts
• Linguistic typology
• Sensory language
• Discourse genres and language learning

Selected publications


  • 2013 Sensuous Cognition. Explorations into Human Sentience: Imagination, (E)motion and Perception. R. Caballero & J. Diaz-Vera (eds). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  •  2006 Re-Viewing Space. Figurative Language in Architects’ Assessment of Built Space. R. Caballero. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Edited journal volumes

  • 2015 Special issue on Sensory perceptions in Language and Cognition. R. Caballero & C. Paradis. Functions of Language 22.1.
  •  2013 Special issue on Metaphor and Culture: A relationship at a crossroads? R. Caballero & J. Diaz-Vera. Intercultural Pragmatics 10.2.
  •  2013 Special issue on Metaphor in and across Genres. R. Caballero. Metaphor and Symbol 28.1.

Articles in refereed journals and chapters in refereed books

  • 2015 Making sense of sensory perceptions across languages and cultures. R. Caballero & C. Paradis. Functions of Language 22.1, 1–19.
  •  2014 Language, space and body. Sensing and construing built space through metaphor. R. Caballero. In J. Bamford, F. Poppi & D. Mazzi (eds.), Space, Place and the Discursive Construction of Identity [Series Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language & Communication 165], 107-134. Bern: Peter Lang.
  •  2014 Exploring the Combination of Language, Images and Sound in the Metaphors of TV Commercials. R. Caballero. Atlantis 36.2, 31-51.
  •  2013 Perceptual landscapes from the perspective of cultures and genres. R. Caballero & C. Paradis. In R. Caballero & J. Díaz Vera (Eds.). Sensuous cognition – Explorations into human sentience – Imagination, (E)motion and Perception. Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton (77–105).
  •  2013 Ways of perceiving, moving and thinking: Re-vindicating culture in Conceptual Metaphor Research. R. Caballero & I. Ibarretxe. In R. Fusaroli & S. Morgagni (eds), Conceptual Metaphor Theory: Thirty Years After. Special issue of The Journal of Cognitive Semiotics 5.1, 268–290.
  •  2013 The role of metaphor in architects’ negotiation and (re)construction of knowledge across genres. R. Caballero. Metaphor & Symbol 28. 1, 1.21.
  •  2013 Exploring the feeling-emotions continuum across cultures: Jealousy in English and Spanish. J. Diaz-Vera & R. Caballero. Intercultural Pragmatics 10.2, 265-294.
  •  2010 A genre approach to imagery in winespeak. R. Caballero & E. Suarez-Toste. In G. Low, Z. Todd, A. Deignan & L. Cameron (eds.), Researching and Applying Metaphor in the Real World, 265–287. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  •  2009 Cutting across the senses: Imagery in winespeak and audiovisual promotion. R. Caballero. In Charles Forceville & Eduardo Urios-Aparisi (eds.), Multimodal Metaphor. Berlin & New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  •  2009 Fictive motion in spatial descriptions: motion is form and form is motion in relational predication patterns. R. Caballero. In L. Thornburg, K-U. Panther & A. Barcelona. (eds.), Metonymy and Metaphor in Grammar. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  •  2008 Translating the senses: teaching the metaphors in winespeak. R. Caballero & E. Suarez-Toste. In F. Boers & S. Lindstromberg (eds), Not so Arbitrary: Cognitive Linguistic Approaches to Teaching Vocabulary and Phraseology. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  •  2007 Manner-of-motion verbs in wine description. R. Caballero. Journal of Pragmatics 39.12, 2095-2114.

Discourse Genres and Applied Typology