Book Chapters

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  1. Ahrens, Kathleen. In press. Metaphor Processing in Chinese. In Rint Sybesma, Wolfgang Behr, Zev Handel & C.T. James Huang (eds.), Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics (ECLL), Leiden: Brill.

  2. Ahrens, Kathleen and Chu-Ren Huang. 2016. Classifiers. In Chu-Ren Huang & Shi-ting Xu (Eds.), A reference grammar of Chinese language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp. 169-198.

  3. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2015. Semantic Processing: Access, Ambiguity, and Metaphor. In William S-Y Wang and Chaofen Sun (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp. 666-675.

  4. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2013. Writing for Children and Young Adults. In Graeme Harper, (ed.), Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Creative Writing. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell. Pp.56-70.

  5. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2011. Picture Books: Where Literature Appreciation Begins. In Bettina Kuemmerling-Meibauer (ed.), Emergent Literacy: Children's books from 0 to 3. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Pp.77-89.

  6. Ahrens, Kathleen. 2011. Examining Conceptual Metaphor Models Through Lexical Frequency Patterns: A Case Study of U.S. Presidential Speeches. In Hans-Joerg Schmid (Ed.), Windows to the Mind. Series: Applications of Cognitive Linguistics. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter. pp.167-184.

  7.  Ahrens, Kathleen. 2010. Mapping Principles for Conceptual Metaphors. In Cameron Lynne, Alice Deignan, Graham Low, Zazie Todd (Eds.), Researching and Applying Metaphor in the Real World. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. pp. 185-207.

  8.  Ahrens, Kathleen. 2009. Conceptual Metaphors. (In Chinese). In I-wen Su and Yung-O Biq (Eds.), Language, Culture, and Cognition. Taipei: National Taiwan University Press. pp.55-81.

  9.  Ahrens, Kathleen. 2009. Analysing Conceptual Metaphors in Political Language. In Ahrens, K. (editor), Politics, Gender, and Conceptual Metaphors. Basingstroke and New York: Palgrave-MacMillan. pp. 1-5.

  10. Ahrens, Kathleen and Sophia Lee. 2009. Gender versus Politics: When Conceptual Models Collide in the U.S. Senate. In Ahrens, K. (editor), Politics, Gender, and Conceptual Metaphors. Basingstroke and New York: Palgrave-MacMillan. pp. 62-82.

  11. Huang, Chu-Ren, Siaw-Fong Chung and Kathleen Ahrens. 2006. An Ontology-based Exploration of Knowledge Systems for Metaphor. In Kishore, Rajiv, Ram Ramesh, and Raj Sharman (Eds.), Ontologies: A Handbook of Principles, Concepts and Applications in Information Systems. Volume 14. Berlin: Springer. pp. 489-517.

  12. Lin, Chienjer Charles & Kathleen Ahrens. 2005. How Many Meanings Does A Word Have? Meaning Estimation in Chinese and English. In James Menitt and William S-Y Wang (Eds.), Language Acquisition, Change and Emergence: Essays in Evolutionary Linguistics. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press. Pp. 437-464.

  13.  Ahrens, Kathleen. 2002. Timing Issues in Lexical Ambiguity Resolution. In J. Nakayama (Ed.), Sentence Processing in East Asian Languages. Stanford: CSLI. Pp.1-26

  14.  Ahrens, Kathleen. 1999. The Mutability of Noun and Verb Meaning. In Y. Yin et al. (Eds), Chinese Languages and Linguistics V: Interactions in Language. Taipei: Academia Sinica. Pp. 335-548.

  15.  Chu-Ren Huang, Chang, Li-Ping, Kathleen Ahrens, Chao-Jan Chen. 1999. The Interaction of Constructional Meaning and Lexical Semantics. [In Chinese] In Y. Yin et al. (Eds), Chinese Languages and Linguistics V: Interactions in Language. pp. 413-438. Taipei: Academia Sinica.

  16.  Ahrens, Kathleen.1998. Lexical Ambiguity Resolution: Language, Tasks and Timing. In Syntax and Semantics, Volume 31. Sentence Processing: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective. (Ed.), Dieter Hillert. Academic Press. pp. 11-31.