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Dr Elisabeth (Lisi) Beyersmann

MA Stuttgart, PhD Macq.

Elisabeth (Lisi) Beyersmann

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Office : 3.741
email : lisi.beyersmann@mq.edu.au

External Address

Australian Hearing Hub
16 University Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109

Profile

I am interested in how the human reading system processes printed words, with a particular focus on units that carry meaning ("morphemes"). Besides my focus on rapid, automatic reading mechanisms in adults, I am also interested in how children learn to read and when during reading development word processing becomes more intuitive and automatized.

Awards

  • Macquarie University Research Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research - Social Sciences, Business and Humanities (2011), Beyersmann, E.

Recent Grants Awarded

  • Macquarie University Research Fellowship (2016 - 2019) "See Spot running: Learning to read words with multiple morphemes." Beyersmann, E. ($326,000)
  • ANR/DFG Bilateral Research Grant (2016 - 2019) Joint funding scheme by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) and the German Research Foundation (DFG). "The role of morphemes during reading development." Beyersmann, E., Grainger, G., Ziegler, J.C., Schroeder, S., & Smolka, E. ($587,890)
  • Brain and Language Research Institute (BLRI) Post-Doctoral Grant (2015 - 2016) "The functional architecture of individual word reading: Mapping letters onto meaning." Beyersmann, E. ($55,645)
  • Fyssen Post-Doctoral Grant (2013 - 2015) "Reading and learning to read: Morphological processing in children and adults." Beyersmann, E. ($74,193)

Media Engagement

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Grainger, J., & Beyersmann, E. (In Press). Edge-aligned embedded word activation initiates morpho-orthographic segmentation. In B. Ross (Ed.), Psychology of Learning and Motivation. Cambridge, USA: Academic Press.

Periodicals

  • Beyersmann, E., & Grainger, J. (In Press). Support from the morphological family when unembedding the stem. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. doi:10.1037/xlm0000435
  • Beyersmann, E., Cavalli, E., Casalis, S., & Colé, P. (2016). Embedded stem priming effects in prefixed and suffixed pseudowords. Scientific Studies of Reading, 20(3), 220-230. doi:10.1080/10888438.2016.1140769
  • Beyersmann, E., Ziegler, J., Castles, A., Coltheart, M., Kezilas, Y., & Grainger, J. (2016). Morpho-orthographic segmentation without semantics. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23(2), 533-539. doi:10.3758/s13423-015-0927-z
  • Grainger, J., Bertrand, D., Lete, B., Beyersmann, E., & Ziegler, J.C. (2016). A developmental investigation of the first-letter advantage. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 152, 161-172. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2016.07.016
  • Hasenäcker, J., Beyersmann, E., & Schroeder, S. (2016). Masked morphological priming in German-speaking adults and children: Evidence from response time distributions. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 929.
  • Schmalz, X., Beyersmann, E., Cavalli, E., & Marinus, E. (2016). Unpredictability and complexity of print-to-speech correspondences increase reliance on lexical processes: More evidence for the orthographic depth hypothesis. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 28(6), 658-672. doi:10.1080/20445911.2016.1182172
  • Beyersmann, E., Dutton, E.M., Amer, S., Schiller, N., & Biedermann, B. (2015). The production of singular- and plural-dominant nouns in Dutch. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 30(7), 867-876. doi:10.1080/23273798.2015.1027236
  • Beyersmann, E., Grainger, J., Casalis, S., & Ziegler, J. (2015). Effects of reading proficiency on embedded stem priming in primary school children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 139, 115-126. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2015.06.001
  • Beyersmann, E., Ziegler, J., & Grainger, J. (2015). Differences in the processing of prefixes and suffixes revealed by a letter-search task. Scientific Studies of Reading, 19(5), 360-373. doi:10.1080/10888438.2015.1057824
  • Beyersmann, E., Casalis, S., Ziegler, J., & Grainger, J. (2014). Language proficiency and morpho-orthographic segmentation. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 22(4), 1054-1061. doi:10.3758/s13423-014-0752-9
  • Beyersmann, E., Iakimova, G., Ziegler, J., & Colé, P. (2014). Influences of semantics on masked morphological priming: An ERP study. Brain Research, 1579, 45-55.
  • Beyersmann, E., Duñabeitia, J.A., Carreiras, M., Coltheart, M., & Castles, A. (2013). Early morphological decomposition of suffixed words: Masked-priming evidence with transposed-letter nonword primes. Applied Psycholinguistics, 34(5), 869-892. doi:10.1017/S0142716412000057
  • Beyersmann, E., McCormick, S., & Rastle, K. (2013). Letter transpositions within morphemes and across morpheme boundaries. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66(12), 2389-2410. doi:10.1080/17470218.2013.782326
  • Biedermann, B., Beyersmann, E., Mason, C., & Nickels, L. (2013). Does plural dominance play a role in spoken picture naming? A comparison of unimpaired and impaired speakers. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 26(6), 712-736.
  • Beyersmann, E., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2012). Parallel processing of whole-words and morphemes in visual word recognition. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65, 1798-1819.
  • Beyersmann, E., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2012). Morphological processing during visual word recognition in developing readers: Evidence from masked priming. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65, 1306-1326.
  • Biedermann, B., Lorenz, A., Beyersmann, E., & Nickels, L. (2012). The influence of plural dominance in aphasic word production. Aphasiology, 26(8), 985-1004.
  • Beyersmann, E., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2011). Early morphological decomposition during visual word recognition: Evidence from masked transposed-letter priming. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 18(5), 937-942.

Published Abstracts

  • Beyersmann, E., McCormick, S.F., & Rastle, K. (2013). Letter transpositions within and across morphemes [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 18th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology.
  • Biedermann, B., Lorenz, A., Mason, C., Beyersmann, E., Machleb, F., & Nickels, L. (2013). Regularity and frequency effects on plural processing in speakers with aphasia: A cross-linguistic study [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 18th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology.
  • Biedermann, B., Beyersmann, E., Mason, C., Townsend, E., & Nickels, L. (2012). How likely are stem errors when accessing plurals? [Abstract]. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 17(Suppl. 2), 20-23.
  • Beyersmann, E., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2011). Morphological processing during visual word recognition in developing readers: Evidence from masked priming [Abstract]. Combined Abstracts of 2011 Australian Psychology Conferences [CDROM], 1, 132.
  • Biedermann, B., Lorenz, A., Beyersmann, E., Schiller, N., & Nickels, L. (2011). Plural dominance effects in picture naming for language-impaired and unimpaired speakers: A comparison [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 17th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology.
  • Beyersmann, E., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2010). Early morphological decomposition during visual word recognition: Evidence from masked transposed-letter priming [Abstract]. Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences [CDROM].
  • Beyersmann, E., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2010). Processing whole-words and morphemes: Evidence from visual word recognition [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society.
  • Beyersmann, E., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2009). An investigation of early morphological decomposition using transposed-letter priming effects. [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 16th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology.
  • Beyersmann, E., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2009). Transposed-letter priming in complex word recognition [Abstract]. Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences (CDROM).
  • Biedermann, B., Nickels, L.A., & Beyersmann, E. (2008). Plural errors in aphasic speech: how is 'number information' represented in the lexicon? [Abstract]. Brain Impairment, 9(3), 313.

Published Conference Proceedings

  • Hasenäcker, J., Beyersmann, E., & Schroeder, S. (2015). Language proficiency moderates morphological priming in children and adults. In V. Pirrelli, C. Marzi, & M. Ferro (Eds.), Proceedings of the NetWordS Final Conference on Word Knowledge and Word Usage: Representations and Processes in the Mental Lexicon (pp. 132-135). Pisa, Italy: CEUR-WS.
  • Biedermann, B., Nickels, L.A., & Beyersmann, E. (2009). Organisation of 'number' information in the lexicon: Insights from aphasic plural errors. In Y. Otsu (Ed.), The Proceedings of the 10th Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics (pp. 27-42). Japan: Hituzi Syobo Publishing.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Biedermann, B., Beyersmann, E., Mason, C., & Nickels, L. (2014, September). Assessment of plural information in aphasia. Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Perth.
  • Beyersmann, E., Dutton, E., Amer, S., Schiller, N., & Biedermann, B. (2014, July). The production of singular- and plural-dominant nouns in Dutch. Poster session presented at the 13th International Workshop on Language Production, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Biedermann, B., Mason, C., Beyersmann, E., Machleb, F., Moormann, M., & Lorenz, A. (2014, April). German plural production in aphasia. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • Biedermann, B., Lorenz, A., Mason, C., Beyersmann, E., & Machleb, F. (2013, November). The influence of frequency and regularity on German noun production in aphasia. Paper presented at the 7th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum (ACNCN), Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B., Lorenz, A., Beyersmann, E., Mason, C., Machleb, F., & Nickels, L. (2013, September). Cross-linguistic plural dominance effects in picture naming. Poster session presented at the Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Production, Aix-Marseille, France.
  • Beyersmann, E., McCormick, S.F., & Rastle, K. (2013, August). Letter transpositions within and across morphemes. Poster session presented at the 18th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Biedermann, B., Lorenz, A., Mason, C., Beyersmann, E., Machleb, F., & Nickels, L. (2013, August). Regularity and frequency effects on plural processing in speakers with aphasia: A cross-linguistic study. Poster session presented at the 18th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Colé,P., Iakimova, G., Beyersmann, E., & Ziegler, J. (2013, March). Time course of orthographic and semantic activation in morphological priming: An ERP study. Poster session presented at the 11th International Symposium of Psycholinguistics, Tenerife, Spain.
  • Biedermann, B., Beyersmann, E., Mason, C., Townsend, E., & Nickels, E. (2012, September). How likely are stem errors when accessing plurals? Poster session presented at the 13th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Groningen, The Netherlands.
  • Biedermann, B., Beyersmann, E., & Nickels, L. (2012, July). Plural dominance effects in picture naming for unimpaired speakers of English. Poster session presented at the 12th International Workshop on Language Production, New York, USA.
  • Biedermann, B., Lorenz, A., Beyersmann, E., Schiller, N., & Nickels, L. (2011, September). Plural dominance effects in picture naming for language-impaired and unimpaired speakers: A comparison. Poster session presented at the 17th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP), San Sebastian, Spain.
  • Biedermann, B., Lorenz, A., Beyersmann, E., Nickels, L., & Schiller, N. (2011, August). Plural dominance effects in picture naming. Paper presented at the Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry (ACNCN) Research Forum, Sydney.
  • Beyersmann, E. (2011, July). Morphological processing in children and adults. Colloquium at the Department of Linguistics, Potsdam University, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Beyersmann, E. (2011, July). Morphological processing in children and adults. Colloquium at the Department of Neuropsychology, Max PlanckInstitute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.
  • Beyersmann, E., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2011, April). Morphological processing during visual word recognition in developing readers: Evidence from masked priming. Paper presented at the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Beyersmann, E., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2010, November). Processing whole words and morphemes: Evidence from visual word recognition. Poster session presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, United States.
  • Beyersmann, E., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2010, April). Early morphological decomposition during visual word recognition: Evidence from masked transposed-letter priming. Paper presented at the 37th Australasian Experimental Psychology, University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • Beyersmann, E., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2009, December). Transposed-letter priming in complex word recognition. Paper presented at the Australian Language and Speech Conference, University of New South Wales, Australia.
  • Beyersmann, E., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2009, November). Transposed-letter priming in complex word recognition. Paper presented at the HDR Showcase Festival 2009, Macquarie University, Australia.
  • Beyersmann, E., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2009, September). An investigation of early morphological decomposition using transposed-letter priming effects. Poster session presented at the 16th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP), Krakow, Poland.
  • Beyersmann, E., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2009, May). Transposed-letter priming in complex word recognition. Presentation given at the MARCS MMN seminar, University of Western Sydney, Australia.
  • Beyersmann, E., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2009, April). Transposed-letter priming in complex word recognition. Presentation given at the 36th Australasian Experimental Psychology, University of Wollongong, Australia.
  • Biedermann, B., Nickels, L., & Beyersmann, E. (2009, March). Organisation of 'number' information in the lexicon. Insights from aphasic plural errors. Paper presented at the 10th Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Biedermann, B., Nickels, L., & Beyersmann, E. (2009, January). Pluralfehler bei Aphasie. Paper presented at the Post-doc and Doctorate Colloquium at Institute for Linguistics, University of Postdam, Germany..
  • Biedermann, B., Nickels, L., & Beyersmann, E. (2009, January). 'Number' representation in the lexicon. What can we learn from aphasic plural errors? Poster session presented at the 27th European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology: An interdisciplinary approach, Bressanone, Italy.
  • Beyersmann, E., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2008, December). Complex words in visual word recognition. Presentation given at the Postgraduate Research Festival, Macquarie University, Australia.
  • Beyersmann, E., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2008, October). Letter transpositions within and across the morpheme boundary. Presentation given at the Postgraduate Conference, University of Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B., Nickels, L.A., & Beyersmann, E. (2008, October). Plural errors in aphasic speech: how is 'number information' represented in the lexicon? Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia (ASA), The University of Queensland, Brisbane.
  • Beyersmann, E., Castles, A., & Coltheart, M. (2007, December). Letter transpositions within and across the morpheme boundary. Presentation given at the Postgraduate Research Festival, Macquarie University.

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