Conference Papers

 

  1. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2016. Mappings from the source domain of war in Hong Kong policy addresses. Presented at Metaphor Festival Conference. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 31 August - 3 September.

  2. Ahrens, Kathleen & Ivy Wing-Shan Chan. 2016. The role of mapping principles in the translation of political speeches. Presented at First International Conference of Intercultural Linguistics, Prato, Italy, 20-22 July.

  3. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2016. Emotion and ambiguity in visual and verbal metaphors in “I Will Hold You ’Til You Sleep”. Presented at the 11th Conference on Researching and Applying Metaphor. Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 1-4 July.

  4. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2016. Contrasting BUILDING metaphors in the Corpus of Political Speeches. Presented at International Computer Archive of Modern & Medieval English (ICAME) 37. Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25-29 May.

  5. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2015. Crafting the perfect pitch. Presented at Writers and Illustrators Conference, Asian Festival of Children's Content. Singapore, 3-5 June.

  6. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2015. Writing bilingual picture books. Presented at Writers and Illustrators Conference, Asian Festival of Children's Content. Singapore, 3-5 June.

  7. Chan, Wing-shan & Kathleen Ahrens. 2015. Changes on the use of JOURNEY metaphors in American presidential speeches. Presented at The 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-13). Northumbria University, Newcastle, England, 20-25 July.

  8. Ahrens, Kathleen and Paul Yu-Jun Chang. 2015. A Lexical Frequency and Collocational Approach to Conceptual Metaphor Modeling. Presented at the CKIP Anniversary Workshop on Chinese Lexicon, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei. April 2.

  9. Chang, Paul Yu-Chun and Kathleen Ahrens. 2014. Conceptual models as instantiated in PRC speeches concerning Taiwan. Presented at the 10th Conference of the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM 10). University of Cagliari, Italy. 20-23 June.

  10. 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.

  11. Chang, Paul Yu-Chun, Lin, Chien-Jer Charles and Kathleen Ahrens. 2014. When frequent senses are not activated: Processing of metaphorical polysemy using a cross-modal lexical priming task. Presented at the 7th Conference on Language, Discourse, and Cognition (CLDC 2014). National Taiwan University, Taiwan. 3-4 May.

  12. Chung, Siaw-Fong and Kathleen Ahrens. 2014. A Corpus-based Study of Face: Returning to Linguistic Forms. Poster presented at the 7th Conference on Language, Discourse, and Cognition (CLDC 2014), National Taiwan University, Taiwan. 3-4 May.

  13. Duann, Ren-feng, Siaw-Fong Chung, and Kathleen Ahrens. 2014. Corpus Approach to the Exploration of Lexical Meaning Generation: The Case of   men2 “door”. Presented at the Second Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference (APCLC 2014). The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. 7-8 March.

  14. Chu-Ren Huang, Kathleen Ahrens, and Francesca Quattri. 2013. Metaphor and Qualia: Embodiment or Eventuality? Presented at the 6th International Conference on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon. Pisa, Italy. 24-25 September.

  15. Lu, Louis Wei-Lun and Kathleen Ahrens. 2013. Cognitive Rhetoric: A New Way to Governance Discourse. Presented at the 19th International Congress of Linguists (ICL). The University of Geneva, Switzerland. 21-27 July.

  16. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2012. Literature for the Very Young: Creating Picture Book Classics. Presented at the 6th Annual Japan Writer's Conference. Doshisha Women's College, Japan. 10-11 November. 

  17. Gong, Shu-ping, Chia-Yong Lee, Kathleen Ahrens & Zhi-Ying Huang. 2012. Processing Metaphors in Mandarin Chinese: An Event-Related Potential Study. Presented at the 14th International Conference on the Processing of East Asian Languages & Symposium on Brain and Communication. Nagoya University, Japan. 26-28 October.

  18. Gong, Shu-ping and Kathleen Ahrens. 2012. What metaphors do people generate for IDEA IS FOOD in Mandarin Chinese? Mapping Principles as Prototype Mappings for Conceptual Metaphors. Presented at the Ninth conference on Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM 9). Lancaster, UK. July 4-7.

  19. 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]

  20. Gong, Shu-ping and Kathleen Ahrens. 2011. The Priming Effect of Mapping Principles on the Processing of "X IS Y" Metaphors in Mandarin Chinese. Poster Presented at the 17th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP2011). Paris Decartes University (Centre Universitaire Saints Pères). Paris, France. September 1-3.

  21. Gong, Shu-ping and Kathleen Ahrens. 2010. The Influence of Mapping Principles on the Interpretation of Conceptual Metaphors in Chinese. Presented at Workshop on Model and Measurement of Meaning (M3) on PACLIC 24: The 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation. Tohoku University, Japan, November 4-7.

  22. Ahrens, Kathleen and Sophia Lee. 2010. Gender References in Papal Writings Since the Second Vatican Council. Presented at the 6th International Gender and Language Association Conference (IGALA6), Tsuda College, Tokyo, 18-20 September.

  23. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2010. The History of the JOURNEY Source Domain in US Presidential Speeches. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Researching and Applying Metaphor. Amsterdam, June 30-July 3.

  24. Sznajder, Hanna Skorczynska and Kathleen Ahrens. 2010. A corpus-based study of metaphor signaling variations in three genres. Presented at the 8th International Conference on Researching and Applying Metaphor. Amsterdam, June 30-July 3.

  25. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2010. Beyond the curriculum: authors and illustrators in kindergarten and early primary classroom. Presented at the International Conference on Teaching and Learning of English for Children in Early Years in the Asia-Pacific Region. Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Education. May 28-29.

  26. Duann, Ren-feng and Kathleen Ahrens. 2009. Analyzing conceptual metaphors of referendum: A case study of Taiwan. Presented at the 2nd International Conference on Political Linguistics (PL2009), University of Lodz, Poland, 17-19 September 2009.

  27. Ahrens, Kathleen and Gong, Shu-ping. 2009. Context and Mapping Principles. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics. Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. July 2-4.

  28. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2009. Travels over Time: U.S. Presidential Use of the 'Journey' Conceptual Metaphor. Presented at the 3rd Conference on Language, Discourse and Cognition. National Taiwan University, Taipei, May 2-3.

  29. Gong, Shu-ping and Kathleen Ahrens. 2009. The Processing of Conceptual Metaphors in Texts. Presented at the 3rd Conference on Language, Discourse and Cognition. National Taiwan University, Taipei, May 2-3.

  30. Chang, Paul You-Jun, Chien-Jer Charles Lin, & Kathleen Ahrens. 2009. Between Corpus and Cognition: Can Frequent Metaphorical Senses be Salient? Presented at the 3rd Conference on Language, Discourse and Cognition. National Taiwan University, Taipei, May 2-3.

  31. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2009. Picture Books: Where Literature Appreciation Begins. Presented at Conference on Children’s Books from 0 to 3: Where Literacy Begins. Bilderbuchmuseum Burg Wissem, March 19-21.

  32. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2009. Using picture books to facilitate classroom-based discussion in the college curriculum. Presented at the LTTC International Conference on English Language Teaching and Testing. National Taiwan University, Taipei, March 6-7.

  33. Lee, Sophia and Kathleen Ahrens. 2008. Gender versus politics: When conceptual models collide. Presented at the 18th International Congress of Linguists, Seoul, Korea. July 21-26.

  34. Hong, Jia-Fei, C.-R. Huang and Kathleen Ahrens. 2007. Event Selection and Coercion of Two Verbs of Ingestion. Presented at the 8th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop (CLSW-8). May 20-23. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

  35. Kathleen Ahrens and Chung, Siaw-Fong. 2006. Establishing Cognitive Models with Small Corpora: A Case Study of U.S.Political Speeches. Presented at the Second International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association. Munich, October, 5-7.

  36. Lu, Louis Wei-lun & Kathleen Ahrens. 2006. Metaphor use as a reflection of ideology in Mandarin Presidential speeches. Presented at the 10th New Zealand Language and Society Conference. University of Canterbury. Christchurch, New Zealand. August 19-20.

  37. Gong, S-P & Kathleen Ahrens. 2006. On understanding conceptual metaphor in Mandarin Chinese: the role of context. Presented at the Joint Conference of the 14th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-14) and the 10th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics (IsCLL-10). Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica. Taipei. May 25-29.

  38. Chung, Siaw-Fong and Kathleen Ahrens. 2006. “MARVS Revisited: Operationalizing Sense Frequency and MI Values.” Presented at the Seventh Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop. National Chiao Tung University, Hsin Chu, Taiwan. May 22-23.

  39. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2006. Mapping Principles for Conceptual Metaphors. Presented at the Sixth Conference on Research and Applying Metaphor. University of Leeds, England. April 10-12.

  40. Chung, Siaw-Fong and Kathleen Ahrens. 2006. “Examining Near-Synonyms: The Case of “Create” and “Produce.”” Presented at the First International Conference on Applied Linguistics. National Chiayi University, Taiwan. April 1-2.

  41. Lu, Louis Wei-lun & Kathleen Ahrens. 2006. What corpora reveal about synonyms: A cognitive viewpoint on bother and worry. Presented at the 1st International Symposium on Applied Linguistics. Chiayi University. Chiayi, Taiwan. April 1-2.

  42. Gong, Shu-Ping & Kathleen Ahrens. 2005. Metaphorical Congruency in Processing Conventional Metaphors in On-Line Discourse. Presented at the 17th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-17). The Monterey Institute of International Studies, California. June 24-26.

  43. Gong, S-P & Kathleen Ahrens. 2005. Comprehending conceptual metaphors in on-going discourse. Presented at the 2nd Workshop on Discourse and Cognition. Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Taiwan University. Taipei, Taiwan, May 7.

  44. Chung, Siaw-Fong and Kathleen Ahrens. 2004. “Teaching Economy Metaphors: A Psycholinguistic Perspective through the CMM.” Presented at the Thirteenth International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching, Taipei, Taiwan. November 12-14.

  45. Tsai, Pei-Shu and Kathleen Ahrens. 2004. Figurative Language in Prose and Poetry. Presented at the Thirteenth International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching, Taipei, Taiwan. November 12-14.

  46. Tsai, Pei-Shu and Kathleen Ahrens. 2004. Love Metaphors in Mandarin Chinese. Presented at the 16th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics. Iowa, USA. May 21-23.

  47. Pei-Shu Tsai and Kathleen Ahrens. 2004. Love Is a Commodity: How Love Is Embodied in Children's Literature. Presented at the First International Conference on English Teaching Linguistics, and Literature, National Kaoshiung Normal University, May 1.

  48. Chung, Siaw-Fong and Kathleen Ahrens. 2004. “Using Corpus as a Tool: In the Case of Teaching Conceptual Metaphors.” Presented at the First International Conference on English Teaching Linguistics, and Literature, National Kaoshiung NormalUniversity, May 1.

  49. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2004. Functional MRI of Conventional and Anomalous Metaphors in Mandarin Chinese. Presented at Mind, Language and Metaphor (Euresco Conference on the Processing of Metaphor and Metonymy – From Computers to Neuropsychology), April 24-29, Granada, Spain.

  50. Gong, S-P & Kathleen Ahrens. 2003. Appropriateness Effects and Conceptual Metaphors in Mandarin. Presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of Chinese Psychological Association, Oct. 4 & 5.

  51.  Ahrens, Kathleen and Dora Lu. 2002.  Literal Truthfulness and Conceptual Metaphors. Presented at the 10th ICCPCORAL (International Conference on Cognitive Processing of Chinese and other Related Asian Languages). December 9-11. Taipei, Taiwan.

  52. Lai, Tzuyin. V, and Kathleen Ahrens. 2002.  The Processing of Temporal Perspectives in Mandarin Chinese. Presented at the 10th ICCPCORAL (International Conference on Cognitive Processing of Chinese and other Related Asian Languages). December 9-11, 2002.  Taipei, Taiwan.

  53. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2002.  Using the Conceptual Mapping Model to Explain Metaphors in the Foreign Language Classroom. Presented at the Sixth National Foreign Language Teaching Conference, Tamkang University, October 4-5.

  54. Chuang, Yuan-hsun and Kathleen Ahrens. 2002. Sense and Meaning Facets for Verbs in Mandarin and English: taking Fang4and Put as an Example. Presented at the Third Workshop of Chinese Lexical Semantics. May 1-3, Academia Sinica, Taipei.

  55. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2001. Mapping Principles in Conceptual Metaphors. Presented at the International Conference on Cognitive Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara, July 22-27.

  56. Lu, Dora and Kathleen Ahrens. 2001. A Cross-linguistic Study on Love Metaphors. Presented at the International Conference on Cognitive Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara, July 22-27.

  57. Zhuang, Yuan-Hsun, Kathleen Ahrens, Chu-Ren Huang. 2001. The MARVS Theory and a Semantic Analysis of Chinese-English Verbs. Presented at the Second Workshop on Chinese Lexical Semantics, Beijing University, Beijing. May 13-19.

  58. Ahrens, Kathleen, Lai Tzuyin V, and Huang Chu-Ren. 2001. Source Domains for Marriage in Mandarin Chinese.  Presented at IACL-10 & NACCL-13, University of California, Irvine, June 22-24

  59. Lu, Dora, & Kathleen Ahrens, Sung Ya-hui, and Biq Yong-O. 2001. Food Metaphors in Mandarin Chinese. Presented at IACL-10 & NACCL-13, University of California, Irvine, June 22-24.

  60. Ahrens, Kathleen. 1999. Timing Issues in Lexical Ambiguity Resolution. Presented at the North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, Harvard University. June 18-20.

  61. Ahrens, Kathleen. 1998. Cross-Linguistic Evidence in Lexical Ambiguity Resolution. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, New York City, January 7-11.  

  62. Canseco-Gonzales, Enriquetta, and Tracy Love, Kathleen Ahrens, Matt Walenski, David Swinney, Helen Neville. 1997. Processing Grammatical Information Using Jabberwocky Sentences: An ERP Study. Presented at the Eighth Conference on Human Sentence Processing, March 20-22.

  63. Ahrens, Kathleen. 1996. Lexical Ambiguity Resolution of Verbs in Mandarin Chinese. Presented at the Chinese Psychological Association. Taipei, Taiwan, September 22.

  64. Ahrens, Kathleen. 1996. Modularity versus Interaction: The Case of Ambiguous Nouns in Mandarin Chinese. Presented at the Fifth International Conference on Chinese Linguistics, Hsinchu, Taiwan, June 27-29.

  65. Ahrens, Kathleen. 1996. Information Accessed at the Verb: Evidence for Participant Roles. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, San Diego, January 4-7.

  66. Ahrens, Kathleen and David Swinney. 1995. On the Integration of Verbs into Sentential Contexts: The Effect of Participant-Role Complexity in Sentence Processing. Presented at the Eighth Conference on Human Sentence Processing, CUNY, Tucson, Arizona, March 16-18.

  67. Ahrens, Kathleen, David Swinney and Lewis Shapiro. 1995. What is Complex about a Verb? Presented at the Annual Meaning of the Linguistic Society of America, New Orleans, January 5-8.

  68. 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. Presented at the McDonnell-Pew Seminar, San Diego, June 1995.

  69. Ahrens, Kathleen. 1994. Double-Object Construction in Chinese: Off-Line Evidence. Presented at the Third Conference on Chinese Linguistics, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong, July 13-17.

  70. Ahrens, Kathleen. 1993. Towards a Unified Account of Classifier Production in Normals and Aphasics. Presented at the Second International Conference on Chinese Linguistics, Paris, June 23-25.

  71. Ahrens, Kathleen. 1993. Classifier Neutralization in Bilingual Aphasics. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Los Angeles, January 7-10.

  72. Ahrens, Kathleen. 1992. Classifier Production in Mandarin Chinese: Implications for Cognitive Linguistics.  Presented at the UCSD-UCB Workshop on Cognitive Linguistics, UC Berkeley, October 31 - November 1.

  73. Ahrens, Kathleen. 1992. Classifier Neutralization and Its Implication for Cue Validity. Presented at the Fourth North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, May 5-7.

  74. Kluender, Robert and Marta Kutas, Kim Kellogg, Kathleen Ahrens. 1992. Specificity Effects in Sentence Processing. Presented at the Fourth Conference on Human Sentence Processing, CUNY, New York.  March 19-21.

  75. Ahrens, Kathleen. 1990. Re-examining the Evidence for Verbal Agreement in Tangut. Presented at the 23rd International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington. October 4-6. 

  76.  Ahrens, Kathleen. 1990. The Acquisition of Chinese and English Syntax in Chinese. Presented at the Conference on Theoretical and Applied Studies of Chinese and English, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong. June 23-24.