Why do metaphors work? Why do metaphors work? Inaugural lecture of Professor Jeannette Littlemore, Professor of English Language and Applied Linguistics and College Director of Internationalisation. Full house here at @unibirmingham for Prof. Jeannette Littlemore's inaugural lecture! @Eng_Lang_UoB pic.twitter.com/RZ6TKvKE9c — Adam Schembri (@AdamCSchembri) February 27, 2017 Browser does not support script.