In prep

David, O. & Matlock, T. (in prep). Blogging about cancer is a journey: Metaphor in English and Spanish cancer narratives.

Sweetser, E., David, O. & Stickles, E. (in prep). MetaNet: Automated metaphor identification across languages and domains. In M. Bolognesi, M. Brdar, and K. S. Despot (Eds.), Fantastic metaphors and where to find them: Traditional and new methods in figurative language research. John Benjamins.

Submitted manuscripts

David, O. & Matlock, T. (under review). From computational metaphor research to social relevance: A case study of poverty and cancer metaphors.

David, O. (under review). Metaphor meets grammar in a radial network of give verbs in three Romance languages. In M. Bouveret (Ed.) From lexicalization to grammaticalization: A study of give constructions in ten languages. John Benjamins.


David, O. (2017) Computing metaphor: The case of MetaNet. In B. Dancygier (Ed.), Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (pp. 574-589). (PDF here)


David, O. (2016). Metaphor in the Grammar of Argument Realization. PhD Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley.

David, O., Lakoff, G., & Stickles, E. (2016). Cascades in metaphor and grammar: A case study of metaphors in the gun debate. Constructions and Frames 8(2):214-253.

Stickles, E., David, O. & Sweetser, E. (2014). Frame role type constraints and frame metonymy in metaphoric interpretation. In Proceedings of the 11th High Desert Linguistics Society Conference, Nov. 13-15, 2014, University of New Mexico, (pp. 317-345).

Stickles, E., David, O., Dodge, E. & Hong, J. (2016). Formalizing contemporary conceptual metaphor theory: A structured repository for metaphor analysis. Constructions and Frames 8(2):166-213.

David, O. (2016). An Optimal Construction Morphology approach to augment consonants in Kannada. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, February 11-12, 2013 (pp. 31-44).


David, O. (2015). Metaphor, metonymy and category structure in Sereer-Saloum noun classes. Language Matters: Studies in the Languages of Africa 46(2):195-221.

David, O. (2015). Clitic doubling and differential object marking: A study in diachronic construction grammar. Constructions and Frames 7(1):103-135.

David, O. (2015). Review of Japanese: A Linguistic Introduction (by Yoko Hasegawa). In Journal of Japanese Linguistics 31:113-115.


David, O. (2014). Subjectication in the development of clitic doubling: A diachronic study of Romanian and Spanish. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, (pp. 42-61).