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Nenagh Kemp

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

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Dr Nenagh Kemp is a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Psychology, School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the acquisition, development and use of spoken and written language, from infancy to adulthood, and she has a particular interest in the written language of digital communication. More generally, she is interested in children's cognitive development.

Dr Kemp is associate editor for the Journal of Research in Reading and for Reading and Writing, and a member of the editorial board for Scientific Studies of Reading.

She co-ordinates two degrees in Psychology, and teaches Lifespan Developmental Psychology, and Psychology of Language.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • DPhil, Oxford University, UK, 2001. The representation of morphology in children's spelling
  • BA (1st class Hons), University of Tasmania, Australia, 1995, The effects of context on word recognition

Biography

After an undergraduate degree at the University of Tasmania, Nenagh Kemp completed her doctorate in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, on children's spelling development. She then worked as a post-doc at the Max Planck Child Study Centre at the University of Manchester (UK), and at the Infant Studies Centre at the University of British Columbia (Canada), studying the antecedents and development of language in toddlers and infants. In 2005, she returned to the University of Tasmania to take up a lectureship in Psychology. Currently a senior lecturer, she has a balanced academic role, with a focus on both research and teaching.

Research Themes

Nenagh Kemp's research aligns with the University's research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society. A priority in this theme is to find innovative ways of fostering societal resilience in today's world of rapid social, economic, and technological change, with a focus on interactive digital communication.

To be able to participate fully in today's society, fluent literacy, including digital literacy, is essential. Dr Kemp's work on spelling in general, and on the written language of electronic communication in particular, provides valuable information on the way that children and adults communicate in writing.

This work has also helped identify how miscommunication can occur when people draw different conclusions from variations in writing (does a spelling error in a document reveal a writer in a hurry, or a writer lacking in care or intelligence? Does the use of a smiley emoticon in work emails suggest friendliness or a lack of professionalism?).

Further, Dr Kemp's work on spoken Australian English is helping to build up a more complete picture of what it means to be Australian today, and how choosing to use certain Australian-sounding words (such as 'arvo' and 'footy') can signal national identity.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • 2010-present: Associate editor, Journal of Research in Reading
  • 2010-present: Editorial board member, Scientific Studies of Reading
  • 2013- present: Associate investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (Macquarie University)
  • 2013-present: Associate editor, Reading and Writing

Administrative expertise

  • 2001-2003: Lab manager, Max Planck Child Study Centre, Manchester University
  • 2003-2005: Project co-ordinator, Early Detection of Language Delay project, University of British Columbia
  • 2006-present: Degree co-ordinator, BPsych and (since 2010) BBehavSc

Teaching

Developmental psychology, Child development, Psychology of language, Psycholinguistics

Teaching expertise

Experienced teacher and co-ordinator of first-year Psychology and of undergraduate units in Developmental Psychology and Psychology of Language. Awarded three Teaching Merit Certificates (2007-2011), VC's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2012), nominated for national level OLT Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2015).

Teaching responsibility

Research Invitations

  • 2009 Coventry University (UK)
  • 2013 Coventry University (UK)
  • 2015 ARC Centre of Excellence for Cognition and its Disorders (Macquarie University)
  • 2015 Westmead Children's Hospital Educational Research Institute (Sydney)

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Expertise

  • Spelling acquisition in children
  • Spelling strategies in adults
  • The written language of digital communication
  • The use of Australian slang
  • Children's language acquisition

Collaboration

Nenagh Kemp collaborates with national and international colleagues on a number of projects related to written and spoken language. She is working with colleagues at three Australian universities on different uses of language in the Australian context, and has ongoing projects with colleagues in the UK, US and Canada on the written language of digital communication, and on spelling strategies in adults and children.

Current projects

Nenagh Kemp is currently involved in research with colleagues at several Australian universities on the use of Australian diminutive words (such as 'arvo' and 'barbie') and the written language of digital communication. With a colleague in the UK, she has conducted extensive research on children's, adolescents', and adults' use of written language in text-messaging, and its links with spelling and grammar. In collaboration with colleagues in the US, Dr Kemp is investigating the strategies that children and adults use in spelling, and she has a continuing collaboration with Canadian-based colleagues on aspects of spelling in adults with dyslexia.

Research Fields

  • Educational Psychology (170103)
  • Linguistic Processes (incl. Speech Production and Comprehension) (170204)
  • Social and Community Psychology (170113)
  • Police Administration, Procedures and Practice (160205)
  • Developmental Psychology and Ageing (170102)
  • Learning Sciences (130309)
  • Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance (170112)
  • Forensic Psychology (170104)
  • Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
  • Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
  • Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)
  • Laboratory Phonetics and Speech Science (200404)
  • Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology) (170101)
  • Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics (200401)
  • Natural Language Processing (080107)
  • History and Philosophy of Education (220202)
  • Communications Technologies (100599)
  • Computer-Human Interaction (080602)

Research Impact

  • Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (970117)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Communication (950299)
  • Languages and Literacy (950202)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Criminal Justice (940403)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Communication Across Languages and Culture (950201)
  • Diagnostic Methods (920203)
  • Teaching and Instruction Technologies (930203)
  • Conserving Intangible Cultural Heritage (950304)
  • Learner and Learning Achievement (930101)
  • Nervous System and Disorders (920111)
  • Nursing (920210)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Technology (970110)
  • Information and Communication Services (899999)
  • Evaluation of Health Outcomes (920204)
  • Health (929999)
  • Child Health (920501)
  • Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) (920499)
  • Citizenship and National Identity (940106)
  • Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare (940111)
  • Social Structure and Health (920413)
  • Education and Training (939999)

Publications

Nenagh Kemp's main area of expertise is on spelling and written language, and she has published numerous articles and book chapters on this general topic. More recently, she has gained an international reputation in the area of the written language of digital communication, or 'textese'. She has written a dozen articles and several book chapters on this topic, and recently co-authored a book on texting and literacy. Dr Kemp also has also published a range of articles on language and cognitive development, and has recently written on teaching scholarship.

Total publications

99

Highlighted publications

(2 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2010Journal ArticleKemp N, 'Texting versus txtng: reading and writing text messages, and links with other linguistic skills', Writing Systems Research, 2, (1) pp. 53-71. ISSN 1758-6801 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/wsr/wsq002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25

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2003Journal ArticleKemp NM, Bryant P, 'Do beez buzz? Rule-based and frequency-based knowledge in learning to spell plural -s', Child Development, 74, (1) pp. 63-74. ISSN 0009-3920 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1467-8624.00521 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 66Web of Science - 49

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Journal Article

(33 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Kemp N, Clayton J, 'University students vary their use of textese in digital messages to suit the recipient', Journal of Research in Reading ISSN 0141-0423 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1467-9817.12074 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Clayton J

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2015Grieve R, Kemp N, 'Individual differences predicting social connectedness derived from Facebook: Some unexpected findings', Computers in Human Behavior, 51 pp. 239-243. ISSN 0747-5632 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.04.034 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Grieve R

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2015Kemp N, Treiman R, Blackley H, Svoboda JD, Kessler B, 'Lexical classification and spelling: Do people use atypical spellings for atypical pseudowords?', Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 28, (8) pp. 1187-1202. ISSN 0922-4777 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-015-9567-y [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Blackley H; Svoboda JD

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2014Wood C, Kemp N, Waldron S, 'Exploring the longitudinal relationships between the use of grammar in text messaging and performance on grammatical tasks', British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 32, (4) pp. 415-429. ISSN 2044-835X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/bjdp.12049 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

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2014Grace A, Kemp N, Martin FH, Parrila R, 'Undergraduates' text messaging language and literacy skills', Reading and Writing, 27, (5) pp. 855-873. ISSN 0922-4777 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-013-9471-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Grace A

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2014Howes LM, Julian R, Kelty SF, Kemp N, Kirkbride KP, 'The readability of expert reports for non-scientist report-users: Reports of DNA analysis', Forensic Science International, 237 pp. 7-18. ISSN 0379-0738 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.01.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Howes LM; Julian R; Kelty SF

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2014Howes LM, Kirkbride KP, Kelty SF, Julian R, Kemp N, 'The readability of expert reports for non-scientist report-users: Reports of forensic comparison of glass', Forensic Science International, 236 pp. 54-66. ISSN 0379-0738 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.12.031 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Howes LM; Kelty SF; Julian R

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2014Kemp N, Grieve R, 'Face-to-face or face-to-screen? Undergraduates' opinions and test performance in classroom vs. online learning', Frontiers in Psychology pp. 1-11. ISSN 1664-1078 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01278 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Grieve R

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2014Grace A, Kemp N, 'Text messaging language: A comparison of undergraduates' naturalistic textism use in four consecutive cohorts', Writing Systems Research pp. 1-15. ISSN 1758-6801 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17586801.2014.898575 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Grace A

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2014Grace A, Kemp N, Martin FH, Parrila R, 'Undergraduates' text messaging language and literacy skills', Reading and Writing, 27, (5) pp. 855-873. ISSN 0922-4777 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-013-9471-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Grace A

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2014Wood C, Kemp N, Waldron S, Hart L, 'Grammatical understanding, literacy and text messaging in school children and undergraduate students: A concurrent analysis', Computers and Education, 70 pp. 281-290. ISSN 0360-1315 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.compedu.2013.09.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

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2014Kemp N, Wood C, Waldron S, 'do i know its wrong: children's and adults' use of unconventional grammar in text messaging', Reading and Writing, 27, (9) pp. 1585-1602. ISSN 1573-0905 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-014-9508-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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2013Grace A, Kemp N, Martin FH, Parrila R, 'Undergraduates' attitudes to text messaging language use and intrusions of textisms into formal writing', New Media and Society pp. 18. ISSN 1461-4448 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1461444813516832 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Grace A

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2013Hokanson L, Kemp N, 'Adults' spelling and understanding of possession and plurality: an intervention study', Reading and Writing, 26, (2) pp. 241-261. ISSN 1573-0905 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9366-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Hokanson L

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2013Howes LM, Kirkbride KP, Kelty SF, Julian RD, Kemp NM, '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, 231, (1-3) pp. 102-112. ISSN 0379-0738 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.04.026 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Howes LM; Kelty SF; Julian RD

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2012Grace A, Kemp N, Martin FH, Parrila R, 'Undergraduates' use of text messaging language: Effects of country and collection method', Writing Systems Research, 4, (2) pp. 167-184. ISSN 1758-6801 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17586801.2012.712875 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7

Co-authors: Grace A

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2011Bushnell C, Kemp N, Martin FH, 'Text-messaging practices and links to general spelling skill: A study of Australian children', Australian Journal of Educational & Development Psychology, 11 pp. 27-38. ISSN 1446-5442 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 7

Co-authors: Bushnell C; Martin FH

2011Kemp N, Bushnell C, 'Children's text messaging: abbreviations, input methods and links with literacy', Journal of Computer-Assisted Learning, 27, (1) pp. 18-27. ISSN 0266-4909 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2729.2010.00400.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Bushnell C

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2011Kemp NM, 'Mobile technology and literacy: effects across cultures, abilities and lifespan', Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2011, (27) pp. 1-3. ISSN 1365-2729 (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2729.2010.00401.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

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2011Mitchell P, Kemp N, Bryant P, 'Variations Among Adults in Their Use of Morphemic Spelling Rules and Word-Specific Knowledge When Spelling', Reading Research Quarterly, 46, (2) pp. 119-133. ISSN 0034-0553 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1598/RRQ.46.2.2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8

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2011Nguyen D, Kemp N, Want SC, 'The effects of funny and serious task content and expectations of fun versus importance on children's cognitive performance', Australian Journal of Psychology, 63, (3) pp. 154-162. ISSN 1742-9536 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-9536.2011.00014.x [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Nguyen D

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2010De Jonge S, Kemp N, 'Text-message abbreviations and language skills in high school and university students', Journal of Research in Reading, 35, (1) pp. 49-68. ISSN 0141-0423 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9817.2010.01466.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12

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2010Kidd E, Kemp NM, Quinn Sara, 'Did you have a choccie bickie this arvo? A quantitative look at Australian hypocoristics', Language Sciences: A World Journal of The Sciences of Language, 33, (3) pp. 359-368. ISSN 0388-0001 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.langsci.2010.11.006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

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2010Kemp N, 'Texting versus txtng: reading and writing text messages, and links with other linguistic skills', Writing Systems Research, 2, (1) pp. 53-71. ISSN 1758-6801 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/wsr/wsq002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25

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2009Kemp NM, 'The spelling of vowels is influenced by Australian and British English dialect differences', Scientific Studies of Reading, 13, (1) pp. 53-72. ISSN 1088-8438 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/10888430802633474 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3

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2009Kemp NM, Nilsson J, Arciuli J, 'Noun or verb? Adult readers' sensititivity to spelling cues to grammatical category in word endings', Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 22, (6) pp. 661-685. ISSN 0922-4777 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-008-9140-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Nilsson J

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2009Kemp NM, Parrila RK, Kirby JR, 'Phonological and Orthographic Spelling in High-functioning Adult Dyslexics', Dyslexia, 15, (2) pp. 105-128. ISSN 1076-9242 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/dys.364 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 14

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2007Bernhardt BM, Kemp NM, Werker JF, 'Early word-object associations and later language development', First Language, 27, (4) pp. 315-328. ISSN 0142-7237 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0142723707081652 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17

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2006Kemp NM, 'Children's spelling of base, inflected, and derived words: Links with morphological awareness', Reading and Writing, 19, (7) pp. 737-765. ISSN 0922-4777 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-006-9001-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 39Web of Science - 31

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2005Kemp NM, Lieven E, Tomasello M, 'Young children's knowledge of the 'Determiner' and 'Adjective' categories', Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 48, (3) pp. 592-609. ISSN 1092-4388 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1044/1092-4388(2005/041) [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9

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2003Kemp NM, Bryant P, 'Do beez buzz? Rule-based and frequency-based knowledge in learning to spell plural -s', Child Development, 74, (1) pp. 63-74. ISSN 0009-3920 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1467-8624.00521 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 66Web of Science - 49

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2002Kemp NM, 'Commentary on Ravid & Tolchinsky 'Developing linguistic literacy: A comprehensive model'', Journal of Child Language, 29 pp. 466-470. ISSN 0305-0009 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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1996Pratt C, Kemp NM, Martin F, 'Sentence Context and Word Recognition in Children with Average Reading Ability and with a Specific Reading Disability', Australian Journal of Psychology, 48, (3) pp. 155-159. ISSN 0004-9530 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00049539608259523 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Martin F

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Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Wood C, Kemp N, Plester B, 'Text Messaging and Literacy - The Evidence', Routledge, 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14, pp. 125. ISBN 978-0-415-68716-4 (2014) [Authored Research Book]

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Chapter in Book

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Waldron S, Kemp N, Wood C, 'Texting and language learning', The Routledge Handbook of Language and Digital Communication (Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics), Routledge, A Georgakopoulou and T Spilioti (ed), United Kingdom ISBN 978-0415642491 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015Grace A, Kemp N, 'Assessing the Written Language of Text Messages', Wiley Handbook of Psychology, Technology and Society, Wiley-Blackwell, LD Rosen, NA Cheever and LM Carrier (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 207-231. ISBN 978-1-118-77202-7 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Grace A

2015Waldron S, Kemp N, Plester B, Wood C, 'Texting Behavior and Language Skills in Children and Adults', Wiley Handbook of Psychology, Technology and Society, Wiley-Blackwell, LD Rosen, NA Cheever and LM Carrier (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 232-249. ISBN 978-1-118-77202-7 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2014Kemp NM, 'Language Use and Assessment', The Routledge International Companion to Educational Psychology, Routledge, Holliman, AJ (ed), 711 Third Avenue, new York, NY 10017, pp. 172-180. ISBN 978-0-415-67558-1 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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2009Kemp NM, 'The acquisition of spelling patterns: Early, Late, or Never?', Contemporary Perspectives on Reading and Spelling, Routledge, Clare Wood and Vincent Connelly (ed), London, pp. 76-91. ISBN 9780415497169 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(25 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Howes LM, Kelty SF, Julian RD, Kirkbride P, Kemp NM, '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, 31 August - 4 September 2014, Adelaide (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Howes LM; Kelty SF; Julian RD

2014Mather C, Cummings E, Nichols L, Douglas T, Dietis N, et al., 'Any place to engage students in learning and teaching in Health: The role of social media', Teaching Matters 2014, 2-3 December, Newnham Campus, University of Tasmania, Launceston (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Mather C; Cummings E; Nichols L; Douglas T; Dietis N; Grieve R; Harris D; Williams A-M

2012Paine S, Skilbeck C, Kemp N, 'Using storybooks as a rehabilitation technique for poor socio-emotional skills', Combined Abstracts of 2012 Australian Psychology Conferences, November 2012, Tasmania, pp. 1. ISBN 978-0-909881-00-9 (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Paine S; Skilbeck C

2011Kemp NM, Kessler B, Treiman R, 'Adults' spelling of extended consonants in pseudowords', 2011 Society for the Scientific Study of Reading Conference Program, 13-16 July 2011, St Pete Beach, Florida, USA, pp. 1. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Spelling Development and Mastery: Early, Late, or Never?', HCS Net Winterfest 2010, June 2010, Bowral, NSW, pp. 1. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2010Kemp NM, Glass T, 'Noun or verb? Adults and children are sensitive to spelling cues to grammatical category', Combined Abstracts of the 2010 Australian Psychology Conferences, 17-19 April 2010, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 21. ISBN 978-0-909881-42-9 (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Glass T

2010Kemp NM, Hokanson LI, 'Multiple determiners of English spelling: An intervention study with university students', SSSR Program, June 2010, Berlin, Germany, pp. 1. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hokanson LI

2009Kemp NM, Hokanson LI, 'Spelling 101: Teaching spelling strategies to university students', Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences, 17-19 April 2009, Wollongong, NSW, pp. 31. ISBN 978-0-909881-40-5 (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hokanson LI

2008Kemp NM, 'Texting: Spoiling our spelling?', University of New South Wales, 1-15 December 2008, Sydney, NSW, pp. 52. (2008) [Conference Edited]

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2008Kemp NM, 'Links between children's morphological awareness and spelling of morphological patterns in English', University of Wurzburg, 13-17 July 2008, Wurzburg, Germany, pp. 82. (2008) [Conference Edited]

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2007Kemp NM, 'Orthographic cues to grammatical category: Snesitivity in skilled adult readers', Charles Sturt University, 13-14 December 2007, Leura, NSW, pp. 12. (2007) [Conference Edited]

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2007Kemp NM, 'A new test of adults' grammatical awareness', University of New South Wales, 3-7 December 2007, Sydney, NSW, pp. 73. ISBN 978-1-74108-160-2 (2007) [Conference Edited]

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2007Kemp NM, 'Spelling roolz: An intervention study to improve university students' use of morphological patterns', York University, 12-14 July 2007, Prague, pp. 1. (2007) [Conference Edited]

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2007Nilsson J, Kemp NM, 'Children's Identification of Grammatical Categories During Reading', University of New South Wales, 3-7 December 2007, Sydney, NSW, pp. 60. ISBN 978-1-74108-160-2 (2007) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Nilsson J

2006Kemp NM, 'Predicting later language skills in at-risk children', Australian Journal of Psychology, 15-16 December 2005, Sydney, NSW, pp. 8. ISSN 0004-9530 (2006) [Conference Extract]

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2006Kemp NM, Parrila R, 'Adults with compensated dyslexia: Do morphological endings pose a spelling problem?', SSSR Program, July 6-8 , Vancouver, pp. 1. (2006) [Conference Extract]

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2005Kemp NM, 'Discreet is to Disgression ... Adults' spelling of base-derived relationships', SSSR Program, June 2005, Toronto, pp. 1. (2005) [Conference Extract]

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2005Kemp NM, Werker J, Bernhardt B, Johnson C, Siegel L, 'Early word-object associations and language skills in children at-risk for language delay', CTW Congress, July 2005, Berlin, pp. 1-6. (2005) [Conference Extract]

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2002Kemp NM, 'Adults' spelling of plural pseudowords - Not as good as you'd think', SSSR Program, June 2002, Chicago, pp. 1. (2002) [Conference Extract]

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2002Kemp NM, Lieven E, Tomasello M, 'Young children's use of nouns in pre-verbal position', Congress for the Study of Child Language Program, July , Madison, pp. 1. (2002) [Conference Extract]

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2001Kemp NM, Tomasello M, Lieven E, 'The determiner category: Productivity in children's speech', Child Language Seminar Program, July 2001, Hatfield, pp. 1. (2001) [Conference Extract]

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2000Kemp NM, Bryant P, 'Young children's use of familiar base words to spell derived words', International Congress of Psychology Program, July 2000, Stockholm, pp. 1. (2000) [Conference Extract]

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1999Kemp NM, Bryant P, 'The use of morphology in young children's spelling', European Conference on Developmental Psychology Program, September, Spetses, Greece, pp. 1. (1999) [Conference Extract]

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1996Pratt C, Kemp NM, 'Specific reading disability and the effects of context on word recognition', 9th Annual Australasian Human Development Conference, Perth, WA, pp. 22. (1996) [Conference Extract]

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1995Pratt C, Kemp NM, Martin F, '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, Hobart, pp. 77. (1995) [Conference Extract]

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Other Public Output

(35 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Kemp NM, 'Broadly speaking, we're quite alike', The Mercury, The Mercury Newspaper, Hobart, 2011, 26 January (2011) [Newspaper Article]

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2011Kemp NM, 'Using Australian Diminutives', ABC Radio 936, Statewide Evenings, ABC, Hobart, 2011, 11 February (2011) [Media Interview]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Aussie-speak a slang-uage apart', MX Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland, 6 August 2010 (2010) [Newspaper Article]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Australian Diminutives', Drive, ABC Radio North Queensland, Townsville, 26 July 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Australian Diminutives', NSW Statewide Drive, ABC Riverina, Wagga Wagga, 26 July 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Australian Diminutives', Weekends (Sunday), ABC 612 Brisbane, Brisbane, 25 July 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Australian Diminutives', Mornings, ABC Illawarra, Wollongong, 23 July 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Australian Diminutives', Regional Afternoons, ABC North Queensland, Townsville, 23 July 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Australian Diminutives', Drive, 4BC Brisbane, Brisbane, 23 July 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Australian Diminutives', Drive, ABC 891 Adelaide, Adelaide, 23 July 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Australian Diminutives', Statewide Evenings, ABC 936 Hobart, Hobart, 22 July 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Australian Diminutives', 7.00 News, Triple J, Melbourne, 21 July 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Australian Diminutives', 7.00 News, ABC 936 Hobart, Hobart, 21 July 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Australian Diminutives', 7.45 News, ABC 720 Perth, Perth, 21 July 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Australian Diminutives', 7.45 News, ABC 936 Hobart, Hobart, 21 July 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Australian Diminutives', 7.45 News, ABC 612 Brisbane, Brisbane, 21 July 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Australian Diminutives', 7.45 News, ABC Darwin, Darwin, 21 July 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Australian Diminutives', 8.00 News, Heart FM, Hobart, 21 July 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Australian Diminutives', Breakfast, ABS NewsRadio, Sydney, 21 July 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Australian Diminutives', Mornings, ABC Newcastle, Newcastle, 21 July 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Australian Diminutives', Midday Report, ABC1, Melbourne, 21 July 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Australian Diminutives', Statewide Drive, ABC North West WA, Karratha, 21 July 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Australian Diminutives', Drive, ABC 774 Melbourne, Melbourne, 21 July 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Australian Diminutives', Drive Show, ABC Central Australia, Alice Springs, 21 July 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Kemp NM, 'Australian Diminutive', Drive, ABC Darwin, Darwin, 21 July 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2008Kemp NM, 'Text messaging and literarcy skills', Drive, ABCLocal Radio, Hobart, 19 September 2008 (2008) [Media Interview]

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2008Kemp NM, 'Text messaging in uniersity students', NSW Statewide Afternoons, ABC Radio NSW, Sydney, 5 December 2008 (2008) [Media Interview]

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2008Kemp NM, 'Phone texting shortcuts don't affect spelling', AM, Radio National, Sydney, 6 December 2008 (2008) [Media Interview]

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2008Kemp NM, 'Text messaging in university students', Afternoon program, SYN Radio, Melbourne, 8 December 2008 (2008) [Media Interview]

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2008Kemp NM, 'Text messaging and literacy skills', Drive Show, Radio Live NZ, New Zealand, 10 December 2008 (2008) [Media Interview]

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2008Kemp NM, 'Text messaging and literacy skills', Morning program, Radio thema NZ, New Zealand, 11 December 2008 (2008) [Media Interview]

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2008Kemp NM, 'Text messaging and literacy skills', Afternoons, ABC Locxal Radio, Rockhampton, 12 December 2008 (2008) [Media Interview]

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2008Kemp NM, 'Text message abbreviations', Afternoon program, Radio NZ, New Zealand, 15 December 2008 (2008) [Media Interview]

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2008Kemp NM, 'Text messaging and literacy skills', Afternoons, ABC Local Radio, Gold Coast, 18 December 2008 (2008) [Media Interview]

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2008Kemp NM, 'Short not so sweet for texts', MX magazine, Sydney, 8 December 2008 (2008) [Media Interview]

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Grants & Funding

Nenagh Kemp has received major funding, with a UK-based colleague, from the UK-based Nuffield Foundation to study the potential effects of text-message-style language on children's and adults' spelling and grammar. In Australia, she has been part of two nationally competitive team grants, one an ARC Linkage Infrastructure grant to record an audiovisual database of Australian speech, and the other a DIISTRE grant to create a virtual lab for Human Communication Science. Dr Kemp has also received seed funding from the Australian Geographic Society to investigate the use of slang diminutive terms in Australian English, and has successfully secured several institutional research grants to support her work.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

10

Total funding

$2,351,942

Projects

Executive functioning and everyday performance in early school age children born less than 32 weeks gestation STAGE 2 (2015)$15,000
Description
The aims of the project are to: 1) identify the nature, frequency and severity of executive problems in 4-year-old children born at less than 32 weeks gestation via standard assessments; and 2) determine the factors which influence deficits in executive functioning.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Clinical Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kemp NM; Skilbeck CE; Anderson Peter; De Paoli AG
Year
2015
Above and Beyond Speech, Language and Music: A Virtual Lab for Human Communication Science (HCSvLab) (2012)$1,408,829
Description
The HCSNet community is a broad-reaching interdisciplinary mix of researchers from right across Australia, whose research spans speech, language and music and sonics.The HCS Virtual Laboratory will provide researchers with an integrated environment in which to select and perform analysis on Corpora through a suite of pre-installed tools. The HCS vLab will be designed for use by both IT-technical and non-IT-technical researchers, with user interaction through a Web interface. The key deliverables are The 7 corpora, and the 11 HCS Tools developed by HCS members to be made available in the HCS vLab project (see also B.7) will be incorporated at different phases (N=3) of the project in an order determined by consideration of the joint factors of maturity of the corpus and the amount of work required to adapt the corpus for incorporation into the HCS vLab.
Funding
Department of Industry and Science ($1,408,829)
Scheme
Grant-NeCTAR Virtual Laboratory Program
Administered By
University of Western Sydney
Research Team
Burnham DK; Kemp NM
Year
2012
Communicating Scientific Expert Opinion: What Do forensic Scientists Say and What Do Police, Lawyers and the Jury Hear? (Top-up Scholarship Loene Howes) (2012 - 2014)$22,500
Funding
Australian Federal Police ($22,500)
Scheme
Scholarship-Top-Up
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kelty SF; Julian RD; Kemp NM
Period
2012 - 2014
18th Annual Meeting for the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, 13 to 16 July 2011(May 2011) (2011)$1,208
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,208)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kemp NM
Year
2011
Australian Speech Science Infrastructure: An Audio-Video Speech Corpus of Australian English (2010)$650,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($650,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Infrastructure
Administered By
University of Western Sydney
Research Team
Burnham DK; Kemp NM
Year
2010
Grant Reference
LE100100211
Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading - Berlin Germany, 2010 (2010)$1,900
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,900)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kemp NM
Year
2010
Text Messaging & Grammatical Development (2010 - 2011)$240,258
Funding
The Nuffield Foundation ($240,258)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
Coventry University
Research Team
Wood Clare; Kemp NM
Period
2010 - 2011
20th Biennial Meeting for the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Frankfurt (2008)$1,962
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,962)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kemp NM
Year
2008
Adult Spelling Intervention in the Community (2007)$6,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($6,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kemp NM
Year
2007
Teaching Grammatical Patterns to Improve Adults' Spelling: An Intervention Study (2006)$4,285
Funding
University of Tasmania ($4,285)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kemp NM
Year
2006

Research Supervision

Nenagh Kemp has supervised and co-supervised a number of HDR candidates, in Psychology but also in related disciplines, including the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES). She is always interested to hear from potential HDR candidates with an interest in psychology of language, developmental psychology, and related areas.

Current

2

Completed

7

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe Influence of Confession Inconsistencies on Juror Decision Making2014
PhDCommunicating forensic psychiatric and psychological opinion: What forensic psychiatrists/psychologists say and what police, lawyers and judges hear?2014

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDCommunicating Expert Opinion: What do forensic scientists say and what do police, lawyers, and judges hear?
Candidate: Loene Monique Howes
2015
PhDGestures, Verbs, and the Motor Cortex: A TMS Study
Candidate: Bradley James Mertens
2014
PhDMobile Phone Text Messaging Language: How and Why Undergraduates Use Textisms
Candidate: Abbie-Amanda Sarah Grace
2013
PhDSocial Skills and Theory of Mind in Children with Traumatic Brain Injury
Candidate: Sinead Josephine Paine
2013
PhDSemantic Mediation in Word Recognition in Beginning Readers
Candidate: Zoe Monique Perry
2009
PhDImposter Fears: Some Hypothesised Antecedents and Consequences
Candidate: Jaruwan Sakulku
2009
MastersEvaluation of the Cellfield Intervention for Dyslexia: Behavioural and Electrophysical Outcomes
Candidate: Jacqueline Sander
2008