Journal Articles

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  1. Burgers, C. & Ahrens, K. (in press). Change in metaphorical framing over time: Metaphors of TRADE in 225 years of State of the Union addresses (1790-2014). Applied Linguistics. doi: 10.1093/applin/amy055.

  2. Chang, Yu-chun Paul, Chien-Jer Charles Lin and Kathleen Ahrens. 2015. Conventionalization of lexical meanings and the role of metaphoricity: Processing of metaphorical polysemy using a cross-modal lexical priming task. Language and Linguistics, 16(4): 587–614. 

  3. Skorczynska Sznajder, Hanna and Kathleen Ahrens. 2015. A corpus-based study of metaphor signaling variations in three genres. Text and Talk, 35(3): 359-381.

  4. Siaw-Fong Chung, Kathleen Ahrens and Chu-Ren Huang. 2013. Ontologies and Conceptual Metaphors in English and Mandarin (In Chinese). Contemporary Linguistics《當代語言學》, 2: 195-213.

  5. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2012. Finding What You Expect to See: Theoretical Modeling in Psycholinguistics. Journal of Social Sciences, 8(3): 372-380.

  6. Hong, Jia-Fei, Sue-Jin Ker, Kathleen Ahrens and Chu-Ren Huang. 2011. Sense Prediction Study: Two corpus-driven Linguistic Approaches. International Journal of Computer Processing of Oriental Languages (IJCPOL), 23(3): 229-242.

  7. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2011. A Worldwide Network for Children's Writers and Illustrators. New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 8(13): 312-320.

  8. Lin, Chien-Jer Charles and Kathleen Ahrens. 2010. Ambiguity Advantage Revisited: Two Meanings are Better than One When Accessing Chinese Nouns. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 39(1): 1-19.

  9. Gong, Shu-Ping, Kathleen Ahrens and Chu-Ren Huang. 2008. Chinese Word Sketch and Mapping Principles: A Corpus-Based Study of Conceptual Metaphors Using the BUILDING Source Domain. International Journal of Computer Processing of Oriental Languages. 21(2): 3-17. 

  10. Hong, Jia-fei, Chu-Ren Huang, and Kathleen Ahrens. 2008. Event Selection and Coercion of Two Verbs of Ingestion: A MARVS perspective. International Journal of Computer Processing of Oriental Languages. 21(2): 31-42.

  11. Chung, Siaw-Fong & Kathleen Ahrens. 2008. MARVS Revisited: Incorporating Sense Distribution and Mutual Information Into Near-Synonym Analyses. Language and Linguistics. 9(2), 415-434.

  12. Lu, Louis & Kathleen Ahrens. 2008. Ideological Influences on BUILDING metaphors in Taiwanese Presidential Speeches. Discourse and Society, 19(3), 383-408.

  13. Gong, Shu-Ping & Kathleen Ahrens. 2007. Processing Conceptual Metaphors in On-Going Discourse. Metaphor & Symbol, 22(4), 313-330.

  14. Ahrens, Kathleen, Ho-Ling Liu, Chia-Ying Lee, Shu-Ping Gong, Shin-Yi Fang and Yuan-Yu Hsu. 2007. Functional MRI of Conventional and Anomalous Metaphors in Mandarin Chinese. Brain and Language, 100(2), 163-171.

  15. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2006. Using a Small Corpus to Test Linguistic Hypotheses: Evaluating 'People' in the State of the Union Addresses. International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing, 11(4), 377-392.

  16.  Ahrens, Kathleen. 2006. The Effect of Visual Target Presentation Times on Lexical Ambiguity Resolution. Language and Linguistics, 7(3), 677-696.

  17. Chung, Siaw-Fong, Kathleen Ahrens, Chu-Ren Huang. 2005. Source Domains as Concept Domains in Metaphorical Expressions. International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing, 10(4), 553-570.

  18.  Ahrens, Kathleen. 2003. Verbal Integration: The Interaction of Participant Roles and Sentential Argument Structure. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 32(5), 497-516.

  19. Ahrens, Kathleen, Chu-Ren Huang, and Shirley Chuang. 2003. Sense and Meaning Facets in Verbal Semantics: A MARVS Perspective. Language and Linguistics, 4(3), 468-484.

  20. Huang, Chu-Ren & Kathleen Ahrens.  2003.  Individuals, Kinds and Events: Classifier Coercion of Noun. Language Sciences, 25(4), 353 - 373.

  21. Ahrens, Kathleen & Chu-Ren Huang. 2002. Time Passing is Motion. Language and Linguistics, 3(3), 491-519.

  22. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2001. On-line Sentence Comprehension of Ambiguous Verbs in Mandarin. Journal of East Asian Linguistics, 10, 337-358.

  23. Chu-Ren Huang, Kathleen Ahrens, Li-Li Chang, Keh-Jiann Chen, Mei-Chun Liu, Mei-Chih Tsai. 2000. The Module-Attribute Representation of Verbal Semantics: From Semantic to Argument Structure. In Yung-O Biq. (Ed.) Special Issue on Chinese Verbal Semantics. Computational Linguistics & Chinese Language Processing, 5(1), 19-46.

  24. Huang, Chu-Ren and Kathleen Ahrens. 1999. The Function and Category of gei in Mandarin Ditransitive Constructions. Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 27(2), 1-26.

  25. Ahrens, Kathleen, Li-Li Chang, Kei-Jiann Chen, Chu-Ren Huang. 1998. Meaning Representation and Meaning Instantiation for Chinese Nominals. Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing, 3(1), 45-60.

  26. Huang, Chu-Ren, Kathleen Ahrens, & Keh-jiann Chen. 1998. A Data-driven Approach to the Mental Lexicon: Two Studies on Chinese Corpus Linguistics. Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology, 69(1), 151-180.

  27. Huang, Chu-Ren, Zhao-ming Gao, Kathleen Ahrens, & Wen-Jen Wei. 1998. Argument Structure and Empty-Expletives: A Study of Event-Evaluative Predicates in Chinese. Benjamin K. T'sou ed. Studia Linguistica Serica, 401-414.

  28. Tsai, Mei-Chih, Chu-Ren Huang, Keh-Jiann Chen, Kathleen Ahrens. 1998.  Towards a Representation of Verbal Semantics – An Approach Based on Near Synonyms. Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing, 3(1), 61-74.

  29. Ahrens, Kathleen and David Swinney. 1995. Participant Roles and the Processing of Verbs during Sentence Comprehension. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 24(6), 533-547.

  30. Ahrens, Kathleen. 1994. Classifier Production in Normals and Aphasics. Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 22(2), 203-248.

  31. Lin, Ying-chin and Kathleen Ahrens. 1992. Research on a Tangut Translation of "The Forest of Classes" (In Chinese).  The Continent Magazine, 84(5), 1-8.