1. Newman, J., H. Baayen, and S. Rice (eds.) 2011. Corpus-based Studies in Language Use, Language Learning, and Language Documentation. Amsterdam: Rodopi Press. 
  2. Rice, S. and J. Newman (eds.) 2010. Empirical and Experimental Methods in Cognitive/Functional Research. Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language Series. Stanford: CSLI. Publisher's description here.
  3. Newman, J. (ed.) 2009. The Linguistics of Eating and Drinking. [Studies in Typological Linguistics 84]. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Publisher's description and Google preview here.
  4. Newman, J. (ed.) 2002. The Linguistics of Sitting, Standing, and Lying. [Studies in Typological Linguistics 51]. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Publisher's description and Google preview here.
  5. Newman, J. and Anand V. Raman. 1999. Historical Chinese Phonology: A Compendium of Beijing and Cantonese Pronunciations of Characters and their Derivations from Middle Chinese. [Lincom Studies in Asian Linguistics 27]. Google Books view here. Newcastle and München: Lincom Europa. 256 pages. Published with CD.
  6. Newman, J. (ed.) 1998. The Linguistics of Giving. [Studies in Typological Linguistics 36]. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Publisher's description and Google preview here. 384 pages.
  7. Newman, J. 1997. Coursebook in Feature Geometry. [Lincom Coursebooks in Linguistics 2] Newcastle and München: Lincom Europa. Google Books view here. 125 pages.
  8. Newman, J. 1996. Give: A Cognitive Linguistic Study. [Cognitive Linguistics Research 7] Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter. Publisher's description and Google preview here. 319 pages.
  9. Newman, J. 1985. Workbook in Southeast Asian Linguistics. Singapore: SEAMEO Regional Language Centre. With accompanying cassette tape. 150 pages.
  10. Newman, J. [with the assistance of R. Sproat] 1981. Old High German Reader (with computer-formatted translation, concordance and glossary). Reynoldsburg, Ohio: Advocate Publishing Group. 157 pages.

Journal Articles

  1. Geeraert, K, J. Newman, & R. H. Baayen. Published Online 2017. Idiom variation: Experimental data and a blueprint of a computational model. Topics in Cognitive Science (2017) 1–17. DOI: 10.1111/tops.12263.
  2. Han, Weifeng, Antti Arppe, and John Newman. in press. Topic marking in a Shanghainese corpus: from observation to prediction. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory. Pre-publication version available here.
  3. Newman, J. 2011. Corpora and cognitive linguistics. Brazilian Journal of Applied Linguistics 11.2: 521-559. Special issue on Corpus studies: future directions, edited by S. Th. Gries. Prepublication version available here.
  4. Gries, S. Th., J. Newman, and C. Shaoul. 2011. N-grams and the clustering of registers. Empirical Language Research Journal 5.1. Available online and  here.
  5. Newman, J. 2009. English posture verbs: An experientially grounded approach. Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics 7: 30-58. Available here.
  6. Newman, J. 2008. Spoken corpora: Rationale and application. Taiwan Journal of Linguistics 6.2:27-58. Available here.
  7. Newman, J., J. Lin, T. Butler, and E. Zhang. 2007. The Wenzhou Spoken Corpus. Corpora 2.1: 97-109. Pre-publication version here.
  8. Dilts, P. and J. Newman. 2006. A note on quantifying "good" and "bad" prosodies. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 2: 233-242. Available here.
  9. Newman, J. 2005. Three-place predicates: A cognitive linguistic perspective. Language Sciences 27: 145-163. Pre-publication version here.
  10. Newman, J. and S. Rice. 2004. Patterns of usage for English sit, stand, and lie: A cognitively-inspired exploration in corpus linguistics. Cognitive Linguistics 15: 351-396. Pre-publication version here.
  11. Newman, J. 2002. Good as gold: A corpus-based study of a Kiwi expression. New Zealand English Journal 16: 24-32.
  12. Newman, J. and S. Rice. 2001. English SIT, STAND, and LIE in small and large corpora. ICAME Journal 25: 109-133. Available here.
  13. Newman, J. 2001. A corpus-based study of the figure and ground in sitting, standing, and lying constructions. Studia Anglica Posnaniensia 36: 203-216. Available from the FreeLibrary here.
  14. Newman, J. 2001. How to understand understand. Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 2 CII: 185-199.
  15. Newman, J. and C. J. White. 1999. A pilot study of language awareness at the New Zealand tertiary level. The New Zealand Language Teacher 25: 41-53. Available here
  16. Newman, J. 1997. Eating and drinking as sources of metaphor in English. Cuadernos de Filología Inglesa (Special volume on Cognitive Linguistics) 6.2: 213-231. Available here
  17. Newman, J. 1993. A cognitive grammar approach to Mandarin gei. Journal of Chinese Linguistics 21.2: 313-336.
  18. Newman, J. and D. Britain. 1992. High rising terminals in New Zealand English. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 22.1/2:2-11.
  19. Newman, J. 1991. Investigating word-associations of a head-trauma patient. The New Zealand Speech-language Therapists' Journal XLVI: 2-15.
  20. Newman, J. and R. Petterson. 1990. The tones of Kairi. Oceanic Linguistics 29.1: 49-76.
  21. Newman, J. 1989. Some notes on phonological description, with special reference to Sarawak Malay. Sari: Journal of Malay Language, Literature and Culture 7: 73-86.
  22. Newman, J. 1988. Singapore's Speak Mandarin Campaign. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 9.5: 437-48.
  23. Newman, J. 1987a. The evolution of a Cantonese phonotactic constraint. Australian Journal of Linguistics 7.1: 43-72.
  24. Newman, J. and Haji Hussain Jamil. 1987b. Bisaya Limbang: language and society. Sarawak Museum Journal Vol. XXXVII, No. 58 (New Series), 75-89.Also published as: Bisaya Limbang: Masyarakat dan Bahasanya. Dewan Bahasa 31.5: 374-88.  
  25. Newman, J. 1986. Singapore's Speak Mandarin Campaign: The educational argument. Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science 14.2: 52-67.
  26. Newman, J. 1985. Spurious flip-flops in Cantonese and Wenzhou. Computational Analysis of Asian and African Languages (CAAAL) 24: 169-80.
  27. Chen, Matthew Y. and J. Newman. 1984-5. From Middle Chinese to Modern Cantonese. Journal of Chinese Linguistics 12.1: 148-94 (Part 1), 12.2: 334-88 (Part 2), 13.1: 122-70 (Part 3).
  28. Newman, J. 1984. Nasal replacement in Western Austronesian: an overview. The Philippine Journal of Linguistics 15.2 (and 16.1): 1-17.
  29. Newman, J. 1983. Cantonese vowel shift. Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale XII.1: 65-79. Online access here.
  30. Newman, J. 1982. Predicate adjuncts. Australian Journal of Linguistics 2.2: 153-66.
  31. Newman, J. 1981a. Perception predicates. Linguistic Notes from La Jolla, Working Papers of the Linguistics Department, UCSD, 8: 25-40.
  32. Newman, J. 1981b. Teaching phonetic alphabets. RELC Journal 12.2: 67-75.
  33. Newman, J. 1978. Remarks on Why . . ./ Why not. . . constructions. Studies in English Linguistics 6: 24-31.
  34. Newman, J. 1976a. Remarks on 'modality and conversational information'. Theoretical Linguistics 3.3: 281-6.
  35. Newman, J. 1976b. On deriving the 'request' meaning of can sentences. Working Papers in Language and Linguistics 3: 1-10.Tasmanian College of Advanced Education.
  36. Newman, J. 1974a. Levelling in the German verb paradigm. Acta Linguistica Hafniensia XV.1: 91-100.
  37. Newman, J. 1974b. An account of English may based on a postulate of modal logic. Kivung 7.1: 47-54.
  38. Newman, J. 1973. A proposed transformational rule. Linguistics 116: 115-22.

Chapters in Books/Proceedings

  1. Geeraert, K., R. H. Baayen, and J. Newman. 2017. Understanding idiomatic variation. In Proceedings of the 13th Workshop of Multiword Expressions(MWE2017), 80–90. Valencia, Spain: Association for Computational Linguistics. Available at:
  2. Newman, J. 2016. Semantic shift. In Nick Riemer (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Semantics, pp. 266-280. London & New York: Routledge.
  3. Newman, J. 2015. Low-level patterning of pronominal subjects and verb tenses in English. In Brian Nolan, Gudrun Rawoens and Elke Diederichsen (eds.), Causation, Permission, and Transfer: Argument Realisation in GET, TAKE, PUT, GIVE and LET Verbs (Studies in Language Companion Series 167), pp. 295-325. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  4. Newman, J. 2014. Our collocating body parts: Recurring images of Self and Other in the use of English body-part terms. In Matthias Brenzinger and Iwona Kraska-Szlenk (eds.), The Body in Language: Comparative Studies of Linguistic Embodiment  (Brill's Studies in Language, Cognition and Culture 8), 119-139. Leiden: Brill.
  5. Newman, J. and K. Geeraert. 2014. TIME in a semantically annotated corpus of Canadian English. In B. Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk and K.  Kosecki (eds.), Time and Temporality in Language and Human Experience, pp. 241-262. Lodz Studies in Language 32. Frankfurt a. M.: Peter Lang.
  6. Gries, S. Th. and J. Newman. 2013. Creating and using corpora. In Robert J. Podesva and Devyani Sharma (eds.), Research Methods in Linguistics, pp. 257-287. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  7. Geeraert, Kristina and John Newman. 2011. I haven’t drank in weeks: the use of past tense forms as past participles in English corpora. In John Newman, Harald Baayen, and Sally Rice (eds.), Corpus-based Studies in Language Use, Language Learning, and Language Documentation [Language and Computers - Studies in Practical Linguistics 73],  pp. 13-33. Amsterdam: Rodopi Press. here.
  8. Rice, S. and J. Newman. 2010. Converging methodologies. In S. Rice and J. Newman (eds.), Empirical and Experimental Methods in Cognitive/Functional Research, pp. xv-xxx. Center for the Study of Language and Information - Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language Series. Stanford: CSLI.
  9. Newman, J. 2010. Balancing acts: Empirical pursuits in cognitive linguistics. In Dylan Glynn and Kerstin Fischer (eds.), Quantitative Methods in Cognitive Semantics, pp. 79-100. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter. A pre-publication version of the paper is available here.
  10. Newman, J. and L. Teddiman. 2010. First person pronouns in online diary writing. In Rotimi Taiwo (ed.), Handbook of Research on Discourse Behavior and Digital Communication: Language Structures and Social Interaction, pp. 281-295. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference (IGI Global). Available here.
  11. Newman, J. 2010. Cognitive grammar. In P. Hogan (ed.), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences, 162-164. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  12. Newman, J. 2009. A cross-linguistic overview of 'eat' and 'drink'. In J. Newman (ed.), The Linguistics of Eating and Drinking, pp. 1-25. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  13. Newman, J. and D. Aberra. 2009. Amharic 'eat' and 'drink' verbs. In J. Newman (ed.), The Linguistics of Eating and Drinking, pp. 253-271. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  14. Newman, J. and S. Rice. 2008. Asymmetry in English multi-verb sequences: A corpus-based approach. In Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (ed.), Asymmetric Events: An Interpretation, pp. 3-22. Amsterdam and New York: John Benjamins. Pre-publication version available here
  15. Newman, J. 2008. Aiming low in linguistics: Low-level generalizations in corpus-based research. Keynote address presented to the 11th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics (IsCLL-11), May 23-25 2008, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. [Distributed on CD Proceedings and here]
  16. Teddiman, L. and J. Newman. 2007. Subject Ellipsis in English: Construction of and Findings from a Diary Corpus. In C. Camugli, M. Constant, and A. Dister (eds.), Actes du 26e Colloque international Lexique Grammaire, pp. 161-166. Université de Marne-la-Vallée, Institut Gaspard-Monge. Available here.
  17. Newman, J. and J. Lin. 2007. The purposefulness of going: A corpus-linguistic study. In J. Walinski, K. Kredens, and S. Gozdz-Roszkowski (eds.), Corpora and ICT in Language Studies, 293-308. Lodz Studies in Language, Vol. 13. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. Pre-publication version available here.
  18. Newman, J. and S. Rice. 2006. Transitivity schemas of English EAT and DRINK in the BNC. In S. Th. Gries & A. Stefanowitsch (eds.), Corpora in Cognitive Linguistics: Corpus-based Approaches to Syntax and Lexis, 225-260. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter. Pre-publication version available here.
  19. Newman, J. 2004. The quiet revolution: Ron Langacker's Fall Quarter 1977 lectures. In B. Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk and A. Kwiatkowska (eds.), Imagery in Language: Festschrift in Honour of Professor Ronald W. Langacker, 43-60. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. Off-print here and and Powerpoint presentation online here.
  20. Newman, J. 2004. Motivating the uses of basic verbs: Linguistic and extralinguistic considerations. In Guenter Radden and Klaus Uwe Panther (eds.), Studies in Linguistic Motivation [Cognitive Linguistics Research 28], 193-218. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  21. Rice, S. and J. Newman. 2004. Aspect in the making: A corpus analysis of English aspect-marking prepositions. In Suzanne Kemmer & Michel Achard (eds.), Language, Culture and Mind, 313-327. Stanford: CSLI Publications.
  22. Newman, J. and T. Yamaguchi. 2002. Action and state interpretations of 'sit' in Japanese and English. In John Newman (ed.), The Linguistics of Sitting, Standing, and Lying, 43-59. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  23. Newman, J. 2002. A cross-linguistic overview of the posture verb 'sit', 'stand', and'lie'. In John Newman (ed.), The Linguistics of Sitting, Standing, and Lying, 1-24. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  24. Newman, J. 2002. Culture, cognition, and the gramar of 'give' clauses. In Nick Enfield (ed.), Ethnosyntax, 74-95. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  25. Newman, J. 1999. Figurative giving. In Leon de Stadler and Christoph Eyrich (eds.), Issues in Cognitive Linguistics: 1993 Proceedings of the International Cognitive Linguistics Conference [Cognitive Linguistics Research 12], 113-140. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  26. Newman, J. 1998a. The origin of German es gibt. In John Newman (ed.), The Linguistics of Giving. [Studies in Typological Linguistics 36], 307-325. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  27. Newman, J. 1998b. Recipients and `give' constructions. In William van Belle and Willy van Langendonck (eds.), Case and Thematic Relations Volume 2: Theoretical and DescriptiveStudies, 1-28. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  28. Raman A. V., J. D. Patrick, and J. Newman. 1997. A complexity measure for diachronic Chinese phonology. In John Coleman (ed.), Computational Phonology, 1-9. Somerset, N.J.: Association for Computational Linguistics.
  29. Newman, J. 1996. Footnotes to a history of Cantonese: accounting for the phonological irregularities. In Mark Durie and Malcolm Ross (eds.), The Comparative Method Reviewed: Regularity and Irregularity in Language Change, 90-111. New York: Oxford University Press.
  30. Newman, J. 1994. The history of Wenzhou [y]. In Matthew Chen and Ovid Tzeng (eds.), In Honor of William S-Y. Wang, 333-348. Taipeh: Pyramid Press.
  31. Newman, J. 1993. The semantics of giving in Mandarin. In R. Geier and B. Rudzka-Ostyn(eds.), Conceptualizations and Mental Processing in Language, 433-485. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  32. Newman, J. 1987. Metalinguistic discourse in the Singapore Primary classroom. In Bikram K. Das (ed.), Communication and Learning in the Classroom Community, 90-115. Anthology Series 19, Singapore:SEAMEO Regional Language Centre.
  33. Newman, J. 1983. Hokkien-Mandarin phonological correspondences as potential transfer strategies. In Franz Eppert (ed.) Transfer and Translation in Learning and Teaching, 90-103. Singapore: Singapore University Press.


  1. Newman, J. 2012. Review of Corpus Linguistics and Variation in English: Theory and Description. Edited by Joybrato Mukherjee and Magnus Huber. World Englishes 31.4: 557-559.
  2. Newman, J. 2011. Review of The Manambu Language of East Sepik, Papua New Guinea, by Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y., with the assistance of Jacklyn Yuamali Ala and Pauline Agnes Yuaneng Luma Laki, Anthropological Linguistics 53.2: 176-179. Available here.
  3. Newman, J, 2011. Review of Benefactives and Malefactives: Typological Perspectives and Case Studies, ed. by Fernando Zúñiga and Seppo Kittilä. Language 87.3:671-674.
  4. Newman, J. 2010. Review of From Polysemy to Semantic Change: Towards a Typology of Lexical Semantic Associations, ed. by Martine Vanhove.  Language 86.2:473-475.
  5. Newman, J. 2008. Review of Motion, Transfer and Transformation: The Grammar of Change in Lowland Chontal, by Loretta  O'Connor.  Anthropological Linguistics 50.3-4:400-402.
  6. Newman, J. 2003. Review of Auxiliation: An Enquiry into the Nature of Grammaticalization, by Tania Kuteva. Journal of Linguistics 39: 429-430.
  7. Newman, J. 2000a. Review of A Grammar of Kayardild: With Historical-Comparative Notes on Tangkic, by Nicholas D. Evans. Linguistic Typology 4.1: 168-174.
  8. Newman, J. 2000b. Review of Grammatical Relations: A Functionalist Perspective, ed. by T. Givón. Journal of Linguistics 36.1: 206-207.
  9. Newman, J. 1998. Review of Syntax: Structure, Meaning and Function (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics) by Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. and Randy LaPolla. Linguistic Typology 2:399-404.
  10. Newman, J. 1997. Review of An Introduction to English Language: Sound, Word and Sentence, by Koenraad Kuiper and W. Scott Allan. English in Aotearoa 33: 66.
  11. Newman, J. 1990. Review of Generative and Non-linear Phonology, by Jacques Durand. Australian Journal of Linguistics 10.1: 113-117.
  12. Newman, J. 1988. Review of Natural Syntax, by John Haiman. Australian Journal of Linguistics 8.1: 124-127.
  13. Newman, J. 1987. Review of Metrical Structure and Phonological Theory, by Heinz Giegerich. Australian Journal of Linguistics 7.2: 304-310.
  14. Newman, J. 1986. Review of English Word Stress, by Erik Fudge. Applied Linguistics 7.1: 109-111.
  15. Newman, J. 1985a. Review of National Advisory and Co-ordinating Committee on Multicultural Education Discussion Papers Nos. 1, 2 and 3. Australian Journal of Adult Education 25.3:36-7.
  16. Newman, J. 1985b. Shorter Notice on Semantics: A Coursebook, by J. Hurford and B. Heasley. Australian Journal of Linguistics 5.1: 135-7. 
  17. Newman, J. 1984a. Book Notice on Speaking Chinese in China, by Hsu Ying and J. Marvin Brown. RELC Journal 15.1: 118.
  18. Newman, J. 1984b. Book Notice on Phonological Analysis: Focus on American English, by Walt Wolfram and Robert Johnson. RELC Journal 15.2: 111-2.  
  19. Newman, J. 1982. Review of English as a Foreign Language, by R.A. Close. RELC Journal 13.1: 108-111.
  20. Newman, J. 1980. Review of Language Files, ed. by S. Geoghegan et al. Innovations in Linguistics Education 1.II: 119-123.
  21. Newman, J. 1977a. Review of Spatial and Temporal Uses of English Prepositions, by D. C. Bennett. AUMLA 47:120-122.
  22. Newman, J. 1977b. Review of Linguistische Grundlagen Poetischer Texte, by U. Oomen. AUMLA 47:119-120.



  1. Newman, J. and G. Columbus. 2015. Voices of the International Corpus of English (VOICE). Dataverse available through  
  2. Arppe, A., K. Geeraert & J. Newman. 2014. Univariate analysis with English visual perception verb data. Vignette, CRAN-R Project. 
  3. Arppe, A., W. Han & J. Newman. 2013. Polytomous logistic regression with Shanghainese topic markers. Vignette, CRAN-R Project. [downloadable here].
  4. Newman, J. 1982. A Study of Hokkien-Mandarin Phonological Correspondences. [Occasional Papers 22] Singapore: SEAMEO Regional Language Centre. 61 pages
  5. Newman, J. 1981. The semantics of Raising constructions. PhD Dissertation, UCSD. [downloadable here].