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Researcher: Kemp, NM (Dr Nenagh Kemp)

Fields of Research

Educational Psychology
Linguistic Processes (incl. Speech Production and Comprehension)
Social and Community Psychology
Police Administration, Procedures and Practice
Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Learning Sciences
Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
Laboratory Phonetics and Speech Science
Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Natural Language Processing
History and Philosophy of Education
Computer-Human Interaction
Communications Technologies

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Learner and Learning Processes
Communication
Languages and Literacy
Criminal Justice
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Education and Training Systems
Communication Across Languages and Culture
Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Diagnostic Methods
Conserving Intangible Cultural Heritage
Child Health
Learner and Learning Achievement
Nervous System and Disorders
Nursing
Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Information and Communication Services
Health
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Education and Training
Social Structure and Health
Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare
Citizenship and National Identity

Career Best Publications

Do beez buzz? Rule-based and frequency-based knowledge in learning to spell plural -s; Child Development
Texting versus txtng: reading and writing text messages, and links with other linguistic skills; Writing Systems Research

Research Publications

A blueprint for a comprehensive Australian English auditory-visual speech corpus; Selected Proceedings of the 2008 HCSNet Workshop on Designing the Australian National Corpus: Mustering Languages
A new test of adults' grammatical awareness; HCSNest Summerfest 2007
Adults with compensated dyslexia: Do morphological endings pose a spelling problem?; XII Annual MEeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading
Adults' spelling and understanding of possession and plurality: an intervention study; Reading and Writing
Adults' spelling of extended consonants in pseudowords; Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading
Adults' spelling of plural pseudowords - Not as good as you'd think; IX Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading
An evaluation of criterion-referenced assessment in Psychology B; 10th Teaching Matters Annual Conference
Any place to engage students in learning and teaching in Health: The role of social media; Teaching Matters 2014
Assessing the Written Language of Text Messages; Wiley Handbook of Psychology, Technology and Society
Aussie-speak a slang-uage apart
Australian Diminutive
Australian Diminutives
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Broadly speaking, we're quite alike
Can seeing errors affect your spelling? Effects of textese-like and conventional misspellings on adults' and children's nonword spelling; 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading
Can the science of language help to foster shared understanding of forensic science?; International Communication Association conference
Children's Identification of Grammatical Categories During Reading; HCSNet Summerfest 2007
Children's spelling of base, inflected, and derived words: Links with morphological awareness; Reading and Writing
Children's text messaging: abbreviations, input methods and links with literacy; Journal of Computer-Assisted Learning
Children’s first language acquisition of the English writing system; The Routledge Handbook of the English Writing System
Commentary on Ravid & Tolchinsky 'Developing linguistic literacy: A comprehensive model'; Journal of Child Language
Communication in the digital era: Social and academic impacts; Boroondara and Manningham School Focused Youth Service Annual Conference
Did you have a choccie bickie this arvo? A quantitative look at Australian hypocoristics; Language Sciences: A World Journal of The Sciences of Language
Discord in the Communication of Forensic Science: Can the Science of Language Help Foster Shared Understanding?; Journal of Language and Social Psychology
Discreet is to Disgression ... Adults' spelling of base-derived relationships; XI Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading
Do beez buzz? Rule-based and frequency-based knowledge in learning to spell plural -s; Child Development
do i know its wrong: children’s and adults’ use of unconventional grammar in text messaging; Reading and Writing
duz yr child txt?? Children’s use of texting language and their literacy skills; Reading and Spelling: Development, Disorders, and Remediation Conference, ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders
Early word-object associations and language skills in children at-risk for language delay; X Annual Congress for the Study of Child Language
Early word-object associations and later language development; First Language
Exploring the longitudinal relationships between the use of grammar in text messaging and performance on grammatical tasks; British Journal of Developmental Psychology
Face-to-face or face-to-screen? Undergraduates' opinions and test performance in classroom vs. online learning; Frontiers in Psychology
First steps in language acquisition; 2nd Symposium on Metalinguistic Awareness
Forensic scientists' conclusions: How readable are they for non-scientist report-users?; Forensic Science International: An International Journal Dedicated to The Applications of Science to The Administration of Justice
Grammatical understanding, literacy and text messaging in school children and undergraduate students: A concurrent analysis; Computers and Education
how do i txt my boss?? Written language style and recipient in digital communication; 42nd annual Experimental Psychology Conference
i no how 2 spell, ok!! :) Undergraduates’ grammatical errors in text-messaging and in standard English; 41st Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference
Individual differences predicting social connectedness derived from Facebook: Some unexpected findings; Computers in Human Behavior
Language Use and Assessment; The Routledge International Companion to Educational Psychology
Language, Culture, and Group Membership: An Investigation Into the Social Effects of Colloquial Australian English; Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Lexical classification and spelling: Do people use atypical spellings for atypical pseudowords?; Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Links between children's morphological awareness and spelling of morphological patterns in English; 20th Biennial ISSBD Meeting
Mark’s marks: An intervention study on children’s use of apostrophes and capital letters; Language, Literacy, and Learning conference 2017
Men get creative with grammar when they want to impress fertile women
Minimal pair word learning and vocabulary size: links with later language skills; Applied Psycholinguistics
Mobile technology and literacy: effects across cultures, abilities and lifespan; Journal of Computer Assisted Learning
Multiple determiners of English spelling: An intervention study with university students; XVI Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading
My conf preso: Linguistic and social factors in the use of Australian diminutive word forms; 40th annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference
Noun or verb? Adult readers' sensititivity to spelling cues to grammatical category in word endings; Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Noun or verb? Adults and children are sensitive to spelling cues to grammatical category; Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference
Orthographic cues to grammatical category: Snesitivity in skilled adult readers; HCSNet Workshop on Cognitive Science and Text
Phone texting shortcuts don't affect spelling
Phonological and Orthographic Spelling in High-functioning Adult Dyslexics; Dyslexia
Predicting later language skills in at-risk children; 15th Australian Language and Speech Conference
Push or pull? Unpacking the social compensation hypothesis of Internet use in an educational context; Computers & Education
Risk factors for executive function difficulties in preschool and early school-age preterm children; Acta Paediatrica
Sentence Context and Word Recognition in Children with Average Reading Ability and with a Specific Reading Disability; Australian Journal of Psychology
Short not so sweet for texts
Simple morphological spelling rules are not always used: Individual differences in children and adults; Applied Psycholinguistics
Specific reading disability and the effects of context on word recognition; 9th Annual Australasian Human Development Conference
Spelling 101: Teaching spelling strategies to university students; The Abstracts of the 36th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference
Spelling Development and Mastery: Early, Late, or Never?; Winterfest 2010
Spelling pseudowords: The effects of task instructions and wordlikeness; 19th Annual Meeting of the society for the Scientific Study of Reading
Spelling roolz: An intervention study to improve university students' use of morphological patterns; XIII Annual Meeting for the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading
Study links social status to how we comprehend meaning
Text message abbreviations
Text Messaging and Literacy - The Evidence; Routledge
Text messaging and literacy skills
Text messaging and literacy skills
Text messaging and literacy skills
Text messaging and literacy skills
Text messaging and literarcy skills
Text messaging in uniersity students
Text messaging in university students
Text messaging language: A comparison of undergraduates’ naturalistic textism use in four consecutive cohorts; Writing Systems Research
Text messaging language: Is it spoiling children’s spelling?; 20th annual CHERI conference (Children’s Hospital at Westmead – Education Research Institute)
Text-message abbreviations and language skills in high school and university students; Journal of Research in Reading
Text-messaging isn’t, like, ruining young people’s grammar
Text-messaging practices and links to general spelling skill: A study of Australian children; Australian Journal of Educational & Development Psychology
Texting and language learning; The Routledge Handbook of Language and Digital Communication (Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics)
Texting Behavior and Language Skills in Children and Adults; Wiley Handbook of Psychology, Technology and Society
Texting dsn’t make U a bad spellr (invited article)
Texting versus txtng: reading and writing text messages, and links with other linguistic skills; Writing Systems Research
Texting: Spoiling our spelling?; HCSNet Summerfest '08
The acquisition of spelling patterns: Early, Late, or Never?; Contemporary Perspectives on Reading and Spelling
The Big Australian Speech Corpus (The Big ASC); Thirteenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology 2010
The determiner category: Productivity in children's speech; Child Language Seminar
The effectiveness of communication of expert opinion: Themes from interviews with police and scientists; 22nd Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences
The effects of context on word-recognition in average readers and children with a specific reading disability; Australian Association for Research in Education 1995 Conference
The effects of funny and serious task content and expectations of fun versus importance on children's cognitive performance; Australian Journal of Psychology
The readability of expert reports for non-scientist report-users: Reports of DNA analysis; Forensic Science International
The readability of expert reports for non-scientist report-users: Reports of forensic comparison of glass; Forensic Science International
The spelling of vowels is influenced by Australian and British English dialect differences; Scientific Studies of Reading
The use of morphology in young children's spelling; IX European Conference on Developmental Psychology
This place vs. any place: Student performance and preferences in online vs. face-to-face Psychology practical classes; UTAS Teaching Matters 2014
Txting across time: undergraduates’ use of ‘textese’ in seven consecutive first-year psychology cohorts; Writing Systems Research
Undergraduates' attitudes to text messaging language use and intrusions of textisms into formal writing; New Media and Society
Undergraduates' text messaging language and literacy skills; Reading and Writing
Undergraduates' text messaging language and literacy skills; Reading and Writing
Undergraduates' use of text messaging language: Effects of country and collection method; Writing Systems Research
University students vary their use of textese in digital messages to suit the recipient; Journal of Research in Reading
Use of predictive text in text messaging over the course of a year and its relationship with spelling, orthographic processing and grammar; Journal of Research in reading
Using Australian Diminutives
Using storybooks as a rehabilitation technique for poor socio-emotional skills; 8th Annual National Conference of The College of Clinical Neuropsychologists
Variations Among Adults in Their Use of Morphemic Spelling Rules and Word-Specific Knowledge When Spelling; Reading Research Quarterly
Why don't adults use morphology when spelling nonwords (and can we make them?); 22nd annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading
Young children's knowledge of the 'Determiner' and 'Adjective' categories; Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research
Young children's use of familiar base words to spell derived words; XXVII INternational Congress of Psychology
Young children's use of nouns in pre-verbal position; IX International Congress for the Study of Child Language

Research Projects

18th Annual Meeting for the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, 13 to 16 July 2011(May 2011); University of Tasmania (UTAS)
20th Biennial Meeting for the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Frankfurt; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Above and Beyond Speech, Language and Music: A Virtual Lab for Human Communication Science (HCSvLab); Department of Education and Training (Commonwealth) (DoEdT (Cwth))
Adult Spelling Intervention in the Community; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading - Berlin Germany, 2010; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Australian Speech Science Infrastructure: An Audio-Video Speech Corpus of Australian English; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Communicating Scientific Expert Opinion: What Do forensic Scientists Say and What Do Police, Lawyers and the Jury Hear? (Top-up Scholarship Loene Howes); Australian Federal Police (AFP)
Executive functioning and everyday performance in early school age children born less than 32 weeks gestation STAGE 2; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Teaching Grammatical Patterns to Improve Adults' Spelling: An Intervention Study; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Text Messaging & Grammatical Development; The Nuffield Foundation (NF)

Research Candidate Supervision

Communicating forensic psychiatric and psychological opinion- What forensic psychiatrists/psychologists say and what police, lawyers and judges hear?
Communicating Scientific Expert Opinion- What do Forensic Scientists Sat and what do Police, lawyers and the Jury Hear?
Evaluation of the Cellfield Intervention for Dyslexia- Behavioural and Electrophysical Outcomes
Executive Functioning and Everyday Performance of Early School Age Children Born at Less than 33 Weeks Gestation
Gestures, Verbs, and the Motor Cortex- A TMS Study
Imposter Fears- Some Hypothesised Antecedents and Consequences
Mobile Phone Text Messaging Language- How and Why Undergraduates Use Textisms
Semantic Mediation in Word Recognition in Beginning Readers
Social Skills and Theory of Mind in Children with Traumatic Brain Injury
Text Messaging and Children's Literacy Development
The Influence of Confession Inconsistencies on Juror Decision Making