Invited Talks

Linguistics

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2016. Processing and politics: Experimental and corpus-based research on conceptual metaphors. Computational Linguistics Seminar Series. University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 19 July.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2016. English conceptualizations in a Chinese context: BUILDING metaphors in Hong Kong policy addresses. International Conference on Boundary Crossing and Bridge Building. National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 17 June.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2011. Examining Gender and Power in Diachronic Corpora. Presented at 10th International AELFE Conference. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain, 5-7 September. [Invited Plenary Address] 

Ahrens, Kathleeen. 2010. Theoretical Modeling in Psycholinguistics. International Conference on Applied Linguistics. National Chia-yi University. November 27-28. [Keynote speaker]

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2009. Finding What you Expect to See: When Methodology Drives Results in Psycholinguistic Experiments. Contextualizing and Understanding: New Advances from Multidisciplinary and Cross-cultural Approaches. The Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, National Taiwan University. October 18-19. 

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2008. Using the Conceptual Mapping Model to Explain Metaphors in the Foreign Language Classroom. International Conference on TESOL and Translation, December 12. Department of English, Da-Yeh University. [Keynote Speaker]

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2008. Using the Conceptual Mapping Model to Explain Metaphors in the Foreign Language Classroom. International Conference on TESOL and Translation, December 12. Department of English, Da-Yeh University. [Keynote Speaker]

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2008. Lexemes We Live By. Joint National Taiwan University-Rice University Workshop on Linguistics. March 3-4, Taipei.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2007. Examining Conceptual Worldviews Through Lexical Frequency Patterns. International Symposium on Language, Culture, and Cognition. National Taiwan University. March 9.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2007. What We Know about the Brain and Language: Recent Developments in Neurolinguistics. Brain and Education Winter Camp. (Sponsored by the Ministry of Education.) National Cheng-chi University. February 6.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2006. Reaction Time and Neuro-Imaging Studies on the Processing of Conventional, Novel and Anomalous Metaphors. Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, June 26.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2006. Mapping and Processing of Conceptual Metaphors. Institute Computational Linguistics, Center for National Research, Pisa, Italy. April 7.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2005. The Importance of Linguistic Stimuli to Neurolinguistic Studies. NTU Neuroscience Week, September 26, 2005. 

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2005. What We Know about the Brain and Language: Recent Developments in Neurolinguistics. NHRI Education Series on Neuroscience. National Taiwan University Medical College. September  24-25.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2005. How do we process conventional, novel and anomalous metaphors? Institute of Computational Linguistics, Beijing University. July 15.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2005. Brain and Cognition. National Taiwan University. September 25 & 26.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2004. Processing Conventional and Novel Metaphors. Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Cheng-chi University. December 15.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2003. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. Graduate Institute of Linguistics, Fu-Ren University, May 19.
 
Ahrens, Kathleen. 2000. Time as Motion, Time as Space. Graduate Institute of Linguistics. National Taiwan Normal University. December 13.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 1999. Timing Issues in On-line Sentence Processing. International East Asian Psycholinguistics Workshop. Ohio State University. August 3-4. 

Ahrens, Kathleen. 1998. Sense, Ambiguity and Polysemy: Empirical Approaches to Delimiting Senses.  Presented at the Pre-IACL 7 Conference Workshop on Functional and Empirical Work in Chinese Linguistics. Stanford University. June 25.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 1998. Design and Methodology in On-line Language Processing. Symposium on Research Methods in Linguistics. National Cheng-chi University. April 18. 

Ahrens, Kathleen. 1998. The Process of Verbal Lexical Ambiguity Resolution in On-line Sentence Processing. Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, National Taiwan Normal University. March 13.

Ahrens, Kathleen and Ovid Tzeng. 1997. Using a Corpus When Teaching Psycholinguistic and Neurolinguistic Courses. Presented to the Symposium on Teaching Linguistics. National Cheng-chi University, Taipei, November 8.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 1996. Verbal Valency: Representation and Cognitive Processes. Department of Foreign Languages and Literature Colloquium Series, National Taiwan University, November 13.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 1996. Issues in Verbal Representation. Chinese Knowledge Information Processing Seminar.  Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, March 26. 

Ahrens, Kathleen. 1995. The Role of Participant Roles in Language Processing. Cognitive Science Seminar. National Chung Cheng University, Chia-yi, Taiwan,. October 24. 

Hickock, Gregory, and Kathleen Ahrens, Tracy Love, David Swinney, David Blaettler, Richard Buxton, Lawrence Frank, John Jonides, Edward Smith. 1995. On the Neurobiology of Verbal Working Memory: Evidence from Functional MR Imaging. McDonnell-Pew Seminar, San Diego, June 1995. 

Ahrens, Kathleen. 1993. A Cognitive Account of Classifier Production in Normals and Aphasics. Workshop on Interfaces and the Chinese Language. LSA Summer Institute, Ohio State University, July 7.


Children's Literature and Creative Writing

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2017. Creating classic stories: Examples from American picturebooks in the past 100 years. National Library of China, China.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2016. Pacing: How to plot, plan and perfect your picturebook. Children's Literature and Culture Association of Hong Kong Studio, Fotan, Hong Kong, 21 May.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2014. Writing Intensive: Your Character, Your World. Presented at the 22nd Fall SCBWI Carolinas Conference, SCBWI -- the Asian Festival of Children’s Content, Charlotte, North Carolinas. September 19 - 21. [Invited talk]

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2014. Deep Point-of-View: What It Is, What It Does, and How to Write It. Presented at the 22nd Fall SCBWI Carolinas Conference, SCBWI -- the Asian Festival of Children’s Content, Charlotte, North Carolinas. September 19 - 21. [Invited talk]

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2014. Developing Characters Through Figurative Language. Presented at Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) 2014: Writers and Illustrators Conference. National Library Building. Singapore, 30 May - 4 June.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2013. SCBWI - First Page Feedback: What Editors Want. Hong Kong, December 5.

Ahrens, Kathleen, Nury Vittachi and Mio Debnam. 2013. Crossover stories: The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and Twilight. Read@PolyU Book Talk, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Hong Kong, November 15.
 
Ahrens, Kathleen. 2013. SCBWI - Grabbing Your Reader's Attention: Lights, Conflict, Action. Presented at the Asian Children's Writers and Illustrators Conference. Singapore. May 28-29.
 
Ahrens, Kathleen. 2012. Developing Bilingual Picture Books. The National Book Development Council of Singapore. Singapore. November 21-22. [Invited Workshop Leader]
 
Ahrens, Kathleen. 2010. SCBWI - A Worldwide Network for Children's Writers and Illustrators. Presented at the Asian Children's Writers and Illustrators Conference. Singapore. The Arts House, Singapore. May 6-9.
 
Ahrens, Kathleen and Irene Chen. 2010. Picture Books: Selling to the Taiwan and China Market. Presented at the Asian Children's Writers and Illustrators Conference. Singapore. The Arts House, Singapore. May 6-9.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2008. Creating a Great Picture Book. Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation Conference on Reading. Hong Kong, July 22. 

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2007. Narrotology. National Tai-tung University Extension Program. Taipei, December 29.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2007. What SCBWI Can Do For You. Taipei International Book Exhibit. Taipei World Trade Center. February 1st. 

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2006. Reflections on Writing and Illustrating for Children. Institute of Children's Literature. (In Chinese). National Tai-tung University. December 13.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2006. Comparing Content in Picture Book Translations. (In Chinese). Dong-Shan Elementary School. November 29.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2006. Creating your own style. (In Chinese). Conference on Children's Literature. Taipei. December 3.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2006. An Introduction to Taiwan's Up and Coming Illustrators. Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Bologna, Italy. April 27.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2005. Writing for the U.S. Children's Magazine Market. Eslite Bookstore, Taipei, April 14. 

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2002. Envisioning a Career as a Writer or Illustrator (in Chinese). Eslite Bookstore, Taipei, November 14. 


Language Teaching

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2014. Curriculum Development. Implementation and Review: Language Centre Challenges. Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 5 June. Panel Presenter.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2013. The Position of English Language Provision in Teritary Institutes in Hong Kong. English Language Center Symposium. The City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 3 June. Discussant.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2013. Exploring Multiple Perspectives in Creative and Academic Writing. ELC Writing Roundtable the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 24 May. Panel presenter.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2005. Metaphors! A Way to Increase Your Vocabulary Without Memorization. Series of Workshops for High School English Teachers sponsored by Lung-Teng Publishers. Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung, Fall 2005. 

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2004. Teaching English in the Elementary School Classroom (in Chinese). Shr-Jian Elementary School, Banciao, Taipei. December 17.

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2004. Storytelling and the Communicative Approach (in Chinese). Workshop for Elementary School Teachers. Tien Educational Center. July 6. 

Ahrens, Kathleen. 2004. Using Picture Books to Teach English (in Chinese). Dong-shan Elementary School, Hsichih, Taipei. February.

Ahrens, Kathleen.  2003.  Using Children's Books to Study English (in Chinese). Professor Lillian Chao Cultural and Educational Foundation. National Taiwan Normal University, Dec. 6. 

Ahrens, Kathleen. 1999. Teaching English via Quality School (in Chinese). Workshop on Teaching Resources and Educational Software for High School English. Da-Tung High School. June 3-4.