Presentations

  1. Newman, J. 14 July 2017. EAT, DRINK, MAN, WOMAN and all that: The linguistics of ordinary human experience. Plenary talk for the International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Tartu University, Tartu, Estonia.
  2. Newman, J. 23 May 2017. Cognitive linguistic perspectives on basic verbs. Linguistics and Applied Linguistics Seminar, Monash University, Clayton Campus, Melbourne, Australia.
  3. Newman, J. & T. Sorenson Duncan. 9 December 2016. Convergence and divergence in empirical Linguistics: subject preferences of English roar. Australian Linguistic Society, Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Melbourne, Australia. 
  4. Geeraert, K. & J. Newman. 21 September 2016. Variation within Idiomatic Variation: Exploring the Differences between Speakers and Idioms. Experimental Approaches to Perception and Production of Language Variation 2016 (ExAPP 2016). University of Vienna, Vienna.
  5. Newman, J. 17 March 2016. Creating and using corpora. Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  6. Newman, J. 11 September 2015. (Second) thoughts about data in contemporary linguistics. Colloquium for the Department of Linguistics, University of Alberta.
  7. Newman, J. & T. Sorenson Duncan. 22 July 2015. Convergence and divergence in Cognitive Linguistics: Facing up to alternative realities of linguistic categories. International Cognitive Linguistics Conference 13, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. 
  8. Geeraerts, K., R. Harald Baayen & J. Newman. 21 July 2015. Accidentally spilled the bag: Investigating the comprehension of idiomatic variation. International Cognitive Linguistics Conference 13, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. 
  9. Newman, J. & T. Sorenson Duncan. 6 November 2014. Howling wolves and roaring lions: What speakers think and what a corpus tells us. CSDL 12, UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA.
  10. Rice, S. & Newman, J. Newman. 4 November 2014. I mean, look...: A corpus investigation of English cognition and perception verbsand their incipient epistemization. CSDL 12, UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA.
  11. Pak Xin Yan, Jingxia Lin & J. Newman. 13 June 2014. A statistical comparison of Singaporean, Mainland, and Taiwanese Mandarin Chinese: A corpus-based study on sentence final particlesThe Bloomsbury Round Table: The Third International Symposium on Chinese Language and Discourse, Birkbeck College, London.
  12. Newman, J. February 21 2014. Using R for Analyzing Complex Data in Linguistics. University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
  13. Newman, J. February 20 2014. Eating and Drinking: A Cognitive Linguistic Perspective. University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
  14. Newman, J. February 20 2014. Inflected Forms: Low-level Generalizations in Corpus-based Research. University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
  15. Newman, J. February 7 2014. Exploring Shanghainese Topic Markers: From Cues to Outcomes. Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  16. Newman, J. January 17 2014. Eating and Drinking: A Cognitive Linguistic Perspective. Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  17. Newman, J. November 20 2013. Exploring Shanghainese Topic Markers: From Cues to Outcomes. Centre for the Study of Language and Cognition, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
  18. Newman, J. and Laura Janda. November 19 2013. Getting Published. Centre for the Study of Language and Cognition, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
  19. Newman, J. November 19 2013. Inflected Forms: Low-Level Generalizations in Corpus-Based Research. Centre for the Study of Language and Cognition, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
  20. Newman, J. October 25 2013. Pohowa Language Documentation. Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  21. Newman, J. September-October 2013. 6 R Workshops. Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  22. Han, W. and J. Newman. June  28 2013. The evolution of a topic marker in Wu (Chinese) dialects. International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. University of Alberta.
  23. Sorenson-Duncan, T. and J. Newman. June 26 2013. English verbs of “yelling”: A quantitative corpus-based exploration of synonymy. International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. University of Alberta.
  24. Newman, J. June 12 2013. An Introduction to R: Part II. Rehabilitation Medicine Research Centre, University of Alberta. 
  25. Newman, J. May 14 2013. Holistic giving: Towards a unified account of GIVE predicates. 25th Conference on Scandanavian Linguistics. University of Iceland, Reykjavik.
  26. Newman, J. May 8 2013. An Introduction to R. Rehabilitation Medicine Research Centre, University of Alberta. 
  27. Newman, J. & W. Han. January 20 2013. The topic marker zi (是) in contemporary Shanghainese dialect contemporary Shanghainese dialect. American Association of Corpus Linguistics, San Diego State University, San Diego, USA. Available here.
  28. Newman, J. November 13 2012. CILLDI: A Canadian response to the plight of endangered, indigenous languages. Graduate Institute of Linguistics Colloquium, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  29. Newman, J. October 30 2012. Pohowa Language Documentation. Graduate Institute of Linguistics Colloquium, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  30. Newman, J. August 13 2012. Collocating body parts. Linguistics Seminar, University of Sydney, Australia.
  31. Newman, J. and S. Rice. May 18 2012. Collocational patterns in the literal use of body part terms. 11th CSDL Conference, UBC.
  32. Newman, J. April 4 2012. Linguistic Fieldwork on Manus Island (Papua New Guinea). Undergraduate Linguistics Club, University of Alberta.
  33. Newman, J. January 27 2012. Pohowa Language Documentation. Presentation to Language Documentation Research Cluster, Department of Linguistics, University of Alberta.
  34. Newman, J. October 22 2011. Our collocating body parts: Recurring images of Self and Other in body part usage. The Body in Language: Lexicon, Metaphor, Grammar, and Culture. University of Warsaw, Poland. Available here.
  35. Newman, J. October 8 2011. Collocating body parts. American Association for Corpus Linguistics, Georgia State University, Atlanta.
  36. Newman, J. April 7 2011. How to do linguistics (better). University of Alberta Linguistics Club.
  37. Abdulrahim, D., J. Newman & S. Rice. 11-12 April 2011. Multifactorial methods for exploring contextual factors in the usage of Modern Standard Arabic COME verbs. Workshop on Arabic Corpus Linguistics, University of Lancaster, UK.
  38. Abdulrahim, D., J. Newman, and S. Rice. March 5 2011. COME verbs in Modern Standard Arabic: A corpus-based constructionist account of ʔata, ʔaža, qadima and hadara. 25th Arabic Linguistics Symposium. University of Arizona, Tucson.
  39. D. Abdulrahim and J. Newman. April 9 2010. How many ways to GO in Arabic? A corpus-based approach to determining polysemy and synonymy of the verbs ðahaba, maḍā, rāḥa, and inṭalaqa. 24th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics: "Arabic Linguistics Across Traditions". University of Texas at Austin.
  40. Newman, J. November 30 2009. Inflected forms: Low-level generalizations in corpus-based research. Plenary talk to The Linguistic Society of New Zealand 18th Biennial Conference. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
  41. Columbus, G. and J. Newman. October 21 2009. Education as an over-represented topic in the ICE corpora [Part I]? Workshop on the International Corpus of English, Cebu City, Philippines.
  42. Newman, J. and G. Columbus. October 22 2009. Education as an over-represented topic in the ICE corpora [Part II]? 15th International Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE), Cebu City, Philippines. [available here
  43. Newman, J. and G. Columbus. June 18 2009. International Corpus of English -- the Canadian component. Poster presentation for the Fourth International Conference on Meaning-Text Theory, (Mtt'09). Montreal.
  44. Columbus, G. and J. Newman. March 4 2009. Comparative analysis of discourse topics in the International Corpus of English. Workshop on corpus, colligation, register variation, Universität Osnabrück, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Sprachwissenschaft 2009.
  45. Gries, S. Th., J. Newman, C. Shaoul, and P. Dilts. March 6 2009. N-grams and the clustering of genres. Workshop on corpus, colligation, register variation, Universität Osnabrück, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Sprachwissenschaft 2009.
  46. Newman, J. November 26 2008. The International Corpus of English (Canada). Poster for Celebration of 30th Anniversary of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, University of Alberta. Available here.
  47. Newman, J. October 24 2008. English posture verbs: An experientially grounded account. Conference on Expressions of Posture and Motion in Germanic Languages. Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis, Brussels, Belgium. Available here
  48. Newman, J. May 24 2008. Aiming low in linguistics: Low-level generalizations in corpus-based research. Keynote address to the 11th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. Available here.
  49. Newman, J. 19 May 2008. Spoken corpora: Why we need them and how we make them. Invited presentation to the 7th Annual Wenshan International Symposium on Spoken Corpora: Language Documentation and Applications, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan. Available here.
  50. Rice, S. & J. Newman. March 14 2008. Beyond the lemma: Inflection-specific constructions in English. Presentation to American Association for Corpus Linguistics 2008, Provo, Utah. Available here.
  51. Dilts, P.  & J. Newman. January 5 2008. Good nouns, bad nouns, and the company they keep . Poster presentation to Linguistic Society of America 2008 Annual Meeting.
  52. Teddiman, L. & J. Newman. October 3 2007. Subject Ellipsis in English: Construction of and Findings from a Diary Corpus. Presentation to 26th International Conference on Lexis and Grammar, Bonifacio, Corsica. Available here.
  53. Dilts, P. and J. Newman. October 21 2006.  Quantifying "good" and "bad" prosodies. Alberta Conference on Linguistics.
  54. Borgwaldt, S. and J. Newman. November 4 2006. In search of possession: From concept to inflection. Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language Conference. University of California at San Diego. Available here.
  55. Newman, J. and S. Rice. November 5 2006. English adjectival inflection: A ‘radical' Radical Construction Grammar approach. Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language Conference. University of California at San Diego.Available here.
  56. Geeraert, K. and J. Newman. November 9 2006. Documentation and analysis of Dinka narratives: A community-oriented approach. Poster presentation to Visiting Committee, University of Alberta.
  57. Lin, J. and J. Newman. March 18-20, 2006. The Wenzhou Spoken Corpus (WSC V1.0): Tools for a usage-based approach to Wenzhou lexis and syntax. The Fourth International Conference on Wu Linguistics. Ningbo, China.
  58. Newman, J. November 21 2005. The Wenzhou Spoken Corpus at the University of Alberta. Presentation for TAPoR. University of Alberta.
  59. Newman, J., J. Lin, and D. Aberra. October 3, 2005. XML-based corpus construction of Wenzhou and Amharic. Poster presentation for Canadian Symposium on Text Analysis (CaSTA) 2005, University of Alberta.
  60. Rice, S. and J. Newman. October 22 2005.  Inflectional Islands. Presentation to the Alberta Conference on Linguistics (ACOL), Banff. Download here.
  61. July 19 2005. Rice, S. and J. Newman. Inflectional Islands. 9th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
  62. Newman, J. and S. Rice. July 18 2005. Event schemas in Multi-Verb Sequences: A Corpus-Based Approach. 9th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
  63. Newman, J. January 24 2005. Using corpus-linguistic tools to investigate syntactic transitivity: EAT and DRINK in the British National Corpus. ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Forum on "Computing in the Arts", University of Alberta, January 24, 2005. (invited presentation)
  64. Newman, J. March 4 2005. Conjoining verbs. Department of Linguistics Colloquium, University of Alberta.
  65. Newman, J. September 28, 2003. The quiet revolution: Reflections on Ron Langacker's Fall Quarter Lectures 1977. Plenary talk for Imagery in Language Conference, Lodz ,Poland.
  66. Newman, J. July 24, 2003. How to sit down and stay down in English: Disentangling actionand state phases of the posture verbs. Presentation to the 8th InternationalCognitive Linguistics Conference, Logrono, Spain.
  67. Newman, J. and S. Rice. July 22, 2003. Diathesis alternations and collocational schemas of English EATand DRINK in the BNC. Presentation to theme session Language Between Text andMind: The Use of Corpora in Linguistics at the 8th International CognitiveLinguistics Conference, Logrono, Spain.
  68. Newman, J. and S. Rice. November 1, 2003. A corpus-based study of the transitivity of English EAT and DRINK. Presentation to the Linguistic Society of Alberta, Banff.
  69. Rice, S. and J. Newman. October 2002. Aspectualization of prepositions in the British National corpus. Alberta Conference on Language, Banff.
  70. Rice, S. and J. Newman. October 2002. Aspect in the making: A corpus analysis of English aspect marking prepositions. 2002 Conceptual Structure in Discourse and Language, Rice University, Houston.
  71. November 2001. Creating multidimensionalextensions of the classroom using online resources. Vice-Chancellor's Symposium2001 on Online Learning: Meeting the Challenge. Massey University.
  72. Newman, J. October 2001. Audio on the web. Presentation for Training Development Unit, Massey University.
  73. Newman, J. September 2001. Posture verbs and split intransitivity.Linguistic Society of New Zealand Conference. University of Canterbury,Christchurch.
  74. Newman, J. and S. Rice. July 2001. English SIT, STAND, and LIE: Patterns of usage and theirexperiential motivations. International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, SantaBarbara, California.
  75. Newman, J. July 2001. Posture verbs and split intransitivity. International CognitiveLinguistics Conference, Santa Barbara, California.
  76. Newman, J. July 2000. Basic verbs: The linguistics of ordinary human experience. Plenary address, Australian Linguistics Institute, Melbourne.
  77. Newman, J. July 2000. Three-place predicates: A cognitive linguistic perspective. Plenarypaper for Three-place Predicates Workshop, Australian Linguistics Institute,Melbourne.
  78. Newman, J. April 2000. An experientially grounded typology of posture verbs. International Conference on Cognitive Typology. University of Antwerp, Antwerp.
  79. Newman, J. August 1999. Motivating the uses of basic verbs: Linguistic and extralinguistic dimensions. Paper presented at the Workshop on Motivation of Grammar, Hamburg University.
  80. Newman, J. April 1999. The linguistics of sitting, standing, and lying. Seminar, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington,Wellington.
  81. Newman, J. and C. J. White. June 1998. Metalinguistic awareness amongst New Zealand university students: A pilot study. Language and Society Conference, Victoria University, Wellington. [Poster] 
  82. Newman, J. November 1997. Eating and drinking as source domains for metaphor. Paper presented  at the 12th New Zealand Linguistic Conference, Otago University, Dunedin.
  83. Newman, J. July 1997. Eating and drinking words: verbs of eating and drinking as a source of metaphors. Poster presentation for the 5th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 
  84. Raman A. V, J. D. Patrick, and J. Newman. July 1997. A complexity measure for diachronic Chinese phonology. Association for Computational Linguistics, Madrid, Spain.
  85. Newman, J. July 1995. The history of the German es gibt construction. Paper presented at the 4th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
  86. Newman, J. May 1995. T-Dropping in Taishan (Chinese). Paper presented at the 11th New Zealand Linguistic Conference, Victoria University, Wellington.
  87. Newman, J. August 1993. Semantic extensions of `give' verbs. Paper presented at the Tenth New Zealand Linguistics Conference, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
  88. Newman, J. July 1993. Figurative giving. Paper presented to the 3rd International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, University of Leuven, Belgium.
  89. Newman, J. August 1991. Verbs of giving. Paper presented to the 9th New Zealand Linguistics Conference, Canterbury University.
  90. Newman, J. July 1991. The experiential and cognitive basis of GIVE constructions. Paper presented to the 2nd International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, University of California at Santa Cruz.
  91. Newman, J. September 1989. Rhetoric and action: Singapore's approach to language policy. Paper presented to the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia conference, Monash University.
  92. Newman, J. September 1989. A Cognitive Grammar approach to Mandarin gei. Paper presented to the Linguistics Society of Australia, Monash University.
  93. Newman, J. May 1989. Macintosh and linguists. Workshop given at the New Zealand Linguistics Society Meeting, Auckland University.
  94. Newman, J. May 1989. The Semantics of Mandarin gei. Paper presented to the New Zealand Linguistics Society Meeting, Auckland University.
  95. Newman, J. March 1989. The Semantics of giving in Mandarin. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Cognitive Linguistics, Duisburg, West Germany.
  96. Newman, J. August 1987. Investigating the language of head-trauma patients. Paper presented to the New Zealand Linguistics Society Meeting, Otago University.
  97. Newman, J. May 1987. Singapore's Speak Mandarin Campaign. Paper presented to the Seventh Annual Conference of the New Zealand Asian Studies Society, Auckland University.