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Dr Britta Biedermann

MA UF, PhD Macq.

Britta Biedermann

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

email : B.Biedermann@curtin.edu.au
ORCID : http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6242-1167

External Address

School of Psychology and Speech Pathology
Curtin University

Profile

Brain impairment, e.g., through stroke, affects our ability to store words in our mental dictionary. This damage can alter the use of grammatical information (e.g., not being able to use irregular plural forms: producing 'child-s' instead of 'children'). Grammatical impairments hinder fundamental aspects of our social communication. Therefore, my current research project investigates how number information is represented in the lexicon. Theoretical models of speech production will be specified and evaluated regarding the cause of grammatical errors in acquired language impairments. The primary goal is to understand underlying representations and to use the outcome for a better diagnosis of language impairment and subsequently for more effective treatment.

I am also leading a cross-disciplinary team working on a project investigating meditation and auditory attention. To find out more, scroll down to the ‘Projects’ listing at: http://www.cogsci.mq.edu.au/facilities/erp/peopleprojects.html

External Memberships

  • Member of the European Society of Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP)
  • Bund der Klinischen LinguistInnen (BKL)
  • Australian Psychological Society

Awards

  • British Aphasiology Society (BAS) Biennial International Conference, Best Poster Prize (2015), Barr, P., Biedermann, B., Kohnen, S., Tainturier, M.J., & Nickels, L. "Generalisation of written homophone treatment in aphasia."
  • Promotion to Lecturer (Level B) (2011), Biedermann, B.

Recent Grants Awarded

  • Macquarie University Research Development Grant (2015 - 2016) "The impact of meditation on attention and language in ageing adults with and without stroke: A behavioural and neurophysiological study." Biedermann, B., Sedlmeier, P., McArthur, G., Morgan, P., Badcock, N., & Mahajan, Y. ($42,684)
  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme Grant (2015) "Phonetics laboratory research facilities." Proctor, M., Cox, F., Demuth, K., Cupples, L., Harrison, E., Sharma, M., Mannell, R., Yuen, I., Xu, N., Schmidt, E., Kung, C., Nickels, L., Johnson, B., Palethorpe, S., Biedermann, B., Sowman, P., Kinoshita, S., & Tsukada, K. ($88,650)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2014) "Exploring the role of meditation in language remediation: A behavioural and neurophysiological study." Biedermann, B., McArthur, G., Savage, G., Mahajan, Y., de Lissa, P., Polito, V., Quinto, L., Connors, M., Badcock, N., & Larsen, L. ($20,000)
  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme Grant (2014) "Articulograph for speech research." Proctor, M., Biedermann, B., Cox, F., Cupples, L., Demuth, K., Harrison, E., Johnson, B., Kinoshita, S., Lin, S., Mannell, R., Nickels, L., Palethorpe, S., Sharma, M., Sowman, P., Thompson, B., Tsukada, K., Yuen, I., & Xu, N. ($75,915)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences International Visiting Research Fellowship (2013) “Funding to support the visit of Dr Joana Cholin, University of Bielefeld, Germany.” Biedermann, B. ($6,000)
  • ARC Discovery Project Grant [DP110100799] (2011 - 2013) "Speech production in language-impaired speakers: Informing theoretical models and clinical practice regarding grammatical processing." Biedermann, B., & Schiller, N. ($401,509)

Media Engagement

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Biedermann, B., Fieder, N., & Nickels, L. (In Press). Spoken word production: Processes and potential breakdown. In A. Bar-On & D. Ravid (Eds.), Handbook of Communication Disorders: Theoretical, Empirical and Applied Linguistic Perspectives. Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Blanken, G., Kulke, F., Bormann, T., Biedermann, B., Dittmann, J., & Wallesch, C.W. (2004). The dissolution of word production in aphasia: Implications for normal functions. In T. Pechmann, & C. Habel (Eds.), Multidisciplinary Approaches to Language Production. Berlin, Germany: Mouton de Gruyter.

Periodicals

  • Croot, K., Lalas, G., Biedermann, B., Rastle, K., Jones, K., & Cholin, J. (In Press). Syllable frequency effects in immediate but not delayed syllable naming in English. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. doi:10.1080/23273798.2017.1284340
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., Krajenbrink, T., & Biedermann, B. (In Press). Garlic and ginger are not like apples and oranges: Effects of mass/count information on the production of noun phrases in English. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. doi:10.1080/17470218.2016.1276203
  • Fieder, N., Wang, H.-C., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (In Press). Counting on number: Effects of number information on grammatical processing of mass and count nouns. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. doi:10.1080/23273798.2017.1281428
  • Biedermann, B., de Lissa, P., Mahajan, Y., Polito, V., Badcock, N., Connors, M.H., Quinto, L., Larsen, L., & McArthur, G.M. (2016). Meditation and auditory attention: An ERP study of meditators and non-meditators. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 109, 63-70. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2016.09.016
  • Nair, V.K., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2016). Consequences of late bilingualism for novel word learning: Evidence from Tamil–English bilingual speakers. International Journal of Bilingualism, 20(4), 473-487. doi:10.1177/1367006914567005
  • Nair, V.K., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2016). Effect of socio-economic status on cognitive control in non-literate bilingual speakers. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. doi:10.1017/S1366728916000778
  • 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
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., & Best, W. (2015). How ‘some garlic’ becomes ‘a garlic’ or ‘some onion’: Mass and count processing in aphasia. Neuropsychologia, 75, 626-645. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.06.031
  • Lorenz, A., & Biedermann, B. (2015). Production of plural nouns in German: Evidence from agrammatic aphasia. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 30(7), 796-815. doi:10.1080/23273798.2015.1016442
  • Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., Fieder, N., & Schiller, N.O. (2015). The lexical-syntactic representation of number. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 30(3), 287–304. doi:10.1080/23273798.2013.879191
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Biedermann, B. (2014). Representation of mass and count nouns: A review. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1-18. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00589
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., & Best, W. (2014). From “some butter” to “a butter”: An investigation of mass and count representation and processing. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 31(4), 313-349. doi:10.1080/02643294.2014.903914
  • 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.
  • Biedermann, B., Lorenz, A., Beyersmann, E., & Nickels, L. (2012). The influence of plural dominance in aphasic word production. Aphasiology, 26(8), 985-1004.
  • Nickels, L., Kohnen, S., & Biedermann, B. (2010). An untapped resource: Treatment as a tool for revealing the nature of cognitive processes. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 27(7), 539-562. doi:10.1080/02643294.2011.609811
  • Biedermann, B., Coltheart, M., Nickels, L., & Saunders, S. (2009). Effects of homophony on reading aloud: Implications for models of speech production. Language and Cognitive Processes, 24(6), 804-842.
  • Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2008). The representation of homophones: More evidence from remediation of anomia. Cortex, 44(3), 276-293.
  • Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2008). Homographic and heterographic homophones in speech production: Does orthography matter? Cortex, 44, 683-697.
  • Biedermann, B., Ruh, N., Nickels, L., & Coltheart, M. (2008). Information retrieval in tip of the tongue states: New data and methodological advances. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 37, 171-198.
  • Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., Coltheart, M., Saunders, S., & Tree, J. (2008). Computational modeling of phonological dyslexia: How does the DRC model fare? [Special Issue]. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 25(2), 165-193.
  • Biedermann, B., Blanken, G., & Nickels, L.A. (2002). The representation of homophones: Evidence from remediation. Aphasiology, 16, 935-980.

Published Abstracts

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2008). What can plural errors in aphasic speakers tell us about the representation of number in our mental lexicon [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 60(Suppl. 1), 60.
  • 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.
  • Biedermann, B. & Nickels, L. (2007). Using a phonological cueing hierarchy in the treatment of word retrieval disorders: What generalisation can we expect? [Abstract]. Brain Impairment, 7(3), 260.
  • Biedermann, B., Coltheart, M., & Nickels, L. (2007). Effects of homophony on reading aloud [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology Supplement, 59(Suppl. 1), 19-20.
  • Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2006). Using a phonological cueing hierarchy in the treatment of word retrieval [Abstract]. Brain Impairment, 7(3), 259.
  • Biedermann, B., Nickels, L., & Coltheart, M. (2006). Processing (dis-) advantage for ambiguous words in reading aloud? [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 58(Suppl. 1), 3.
  • Biedermann, B., Ruh, N., Nickels, L., & Coltheart, M. (2005). Can the tip of the tongue state give evidence for an abstract syntactic level in speech production [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 57(Suppl. 1), 44.
  • Biedermann, B., Blanken, G., & Nickels, L.A. (2002). How does naming training with exclusively phonological cues improve naming performance? [Abstract]. Brain Impairment.

Published Conference Proceedings

  • 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. (2016, December). Effects of meditation on attention and spoken word finding in aphasia. Colloquium at the School of Psychology and Exercise Science Research Seminar Series, Murdoch University.
  • Biedermann, B. (2016, December). Effects of meditation on attention and spoken word finding in aphasia. Colloquium at the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology Research Seminars, Curtin University.
  • Biedermann, B. (2016, December). Effects of meditation on attention and spoken word finding in aphasia. Presentation given at the Community Health Talks, War Memorial Hospital, Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B., Croasdale, R., Whitworth, A., Sedlmeier, P., Chen, N., de Lissa, P., Polito, V., Mahajan, N., Badcock, N., & McArthur, G. (2016, October). Is meditation an effective tool in aphasia rehabilitation? Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Flinders University, Adelaide.
  • Hameau, S., Nickels, L., Fieder, N., & Biedermann, B. (2016, October). Influence of semantic neighbourhood density in aphasia naming treatment. Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Flinders University, Adelaide.
  • Biedermann, B., & Croasdale, R. (2016, September). Effects of meditation on attention, word finding and wellbeing in people with aphasia after stroke. Invited presentation given at the National Stroke Week (Host: Stroke Foundation and Curtin Clinic), Curtin University.
  • Barnes, L., McArthur, G., Biedermann, B., de Lissa, P., Polito, V., & Badcock, N. (2016, August). Does meditation affect attention in first-time meditators? Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Barr, P., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2016, August). Too harts won sole? Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Biedermann, B., Croasdale, R., Whitworth, A., Sedlmeier, P., Chen, N., de Lissa, P., Polito, V., Mahajan, Y., Badcock, N., & McArthur, G. (2016, August). Effects of meditation on attention and word finding in aphasia. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • de Lissa, P., Polito, V., & Biedermann, B. (2016, March). Meditation and neuroscience: Measuring the brain and behaviour. Presentation given at the Meditation and (Neuro)Science weekend, Sydney Zen Centre.
  • Biedermann, B., de Lissa, P., Mahajan, Y., Polito, V., Badcock, N., Quinto, L., Connors, M., Larsen, L., Savage, G., & McArthur, G. (2015, November). Low-level auditory attention processes in healthy adults after an eight-week meditation training: An ERP study. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B., de Lissa, P., Mahajan, Y., Polito, V., Badcock, N., Quinto, L., Connors, M., Larsen, L., Savage, G., & McArthur, G. (2015, November). An ERP Study: Auditory attention in adults with and without long term meditation experience. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., & Best, W. (2015, November). What counts? An investigation of countability and semantic number. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Barr, P., Tainturier, M.-J., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2015, October). Written cognate treatment in a Welsh-English bilingual aphasic patient. Poster session presented at the Academy of Aphasia 53rd Annual Meeting, Tuscon, USA.
  • Barr, P., Biedermann, B., Kohnen, S., Tainturier, M.J., & Nickels, (2015, September). Generalisation of written homophone treatment in aphasia. Paper presented at the British Aphasiology Society (BAS) Biennial International Conference, London, UK.
  • Barr, P., Biedermann, B., Kohnen, S., Tainturier, M.J., Nickels, L., (2015, September). An investigation of generalisation following treatment of written homophones in aphasia. Poster session presented at the 16th Science of Aphasia Conference, Aveiro, Portugal.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., & Best, W. (2015, September). Effects of semantic number information on grammatical processing of mass nouns. Poster session presented at the International Science of Aphasia Conference, Aveiro, Portugal.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., & Best, W. (2015, September). What counts? An investigation of countability and semantic number. Poster session presented at the Biennial International Conference of British Aphasiology Society, London, UK.
  • Hameau, S., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, N. (2015, September). Semantic neighbours in the lexicon: How does their number influence aphasic picture naming performance? Paper presented at the 4th Barcelona Summer School on Bilingualism and Multilingualism, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Hameau, S., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, N. (2015, September). Semantic neighbours in the lexicon: How does their number influence aphasic picture naming performance? Paper presented at the British Aphasiology Society Biennal International Conference, London, UK.
  • Biedermann, B., Polito, V., & McArthur, G. (2015, May). Effects of meditation. Presentation given at the Sydney Zen Centre, Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B., de Lissa, P., Mahajan, Y., Polito, V., Badcock, N., Quinto, L., Connors, M., Larsen, L., Savage, G., & McArthur, G. (2015, April). Pre-attentive auditory processes in adults with and without long-term meditation experience: An ERP study. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Hameau, S., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2015, April). Semantic neighbours in speech production: Friends or enemies? Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B., de Lissa, P., Mahajan, Y., Polito, V., Badcock, N.A., Quinto, L., Connors, M., Larsen, L., Savage, G., Coote, R.G., & McArthur, G. (2015, January). Meditation and auditory attention. Invited colloquium at the Department of Psychology, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany.
  • 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.
  • Hameau, S., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2014, September). How does the number of semantically related words affect picture naming performance in aphasia? Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Perth.
  • Nair, V., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2014, September). One world: Many languages, one mind: Many advantages. Invited paper presented at the Embassy of France and Telopea Park School/Lycée Franco-Australien de Canberra Bilingualism workshop, Canberra.
  • Barr, P., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2014, August). Two bee or not to be: Homophone representations in monolinguals and bilinguals. Paper presented at the CLaS-CCD Bilingualism Workshop, Sydney.
  • Nair, V., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2014, August). Effect of socioeconomic status and literacy on bilingual cognitive control. Paper presented at the CLaS-CCD Bilingualism Workshop, Sydney.
  • Nair, V., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2014, August). Effect of socioeconomic status and literacy on bilingual cognitive control. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • 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., Croot, K., Cholin, J., & Nickels, L. (2014, July). Revisiting the homophone advantage effect in aphasia. Poster session presented at the 13th International Workshop on Language Production, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Biedermann, B., Renvall, K., & Nickels, L. (2014, July). The assessment and remediation of spoken language impairments after stroke. Invited paper presented at the Workshop on Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China.
  • Biedermann, B., Renvall, K., & Nickels, L. (2014, July). Enhancing theoretically motivated language assessment in aphasia. Invited colloquium at the Beijing Haidian Special Education School Workshop, Beijing, China.
  • Cholin, J., Dell, G., Croot, K., Biedermann, B., & Schwartz, M. (2014, July). A dual-route in phonetic encoding? Effects of syllable frequency in apraxia of speech. Poster session presented at the 13th International Workshop on Language Production, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Lalas, G., Croot, K., Biedermann, B., Rastle, K., & Cholin, J. (2014, July). Syllable frequency effects in immediate but not delayed syllable naming in English. Poster session presented at the 13th International Workshop on Language Production, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Nair, V., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2014, July). Effect of socioeconomic status and literacy on bilingual cognitive control. Poster session presented at the 13th International Workshop on Language Production, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Biedermann, B. (2014, May). Effects of meditation on (impaired) auditory attention - Beneficial? A 3MinuteVision. Colloquium at the Department of Cognitive Science 3M Research Fiesta, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B., Coote, G., McArthur, G., Mahajan, Y., DeLissa P., Polito, V., Badcock, N., Connors, M., Quinto, L., Larsen, L., & Savage, G. (2014, May). Exploring the role of meditation in auditory attention: A behavioural and neuropsychological study. Colloquium at the Standing Still to Learn symposium, The University of New South Wales, Sydney.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., & Best, W. (2014, May). Grammatical countability specific impairments in aphasic speakers. Colloquium at the Post-doc and Doctorate Colloquium at the Department of Linguistics, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., & Best, W. (2014, May). Processing of mass/count information in noun phrase production and comprehension. Colloquium at the Department of Psycholinguistics, University of Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany.
  • Barr, P., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2014, April). Homophone production in bilingual and monolingual speakers. Poster session presented at the 41st Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • 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.
  • Hameau, S., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2014, April). Semantic neighbourhood density effects in aphasic speech production. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • Biedermann, B. (2014, February). Spoken word production. Colloquium at the IDEALAB Winter School, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • 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.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., & Best, W. (2013, November). How ‘some garlic’ becomes ‘a garlic’ or ‘some onion’: Mass and count processing in aphasia. Paper presented at the 7th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum (ACNCN), Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Lorenz, A., & Biedermann, B. (2013, November). Produktion von singular- und pluralnomen bei aphasie: Eine einzelfallstudie zu numerusfehlern beim benennen (Production of singular and plural nouns in aphasia: A single case study on number errors in picture naming). Poster session presented at the Aphasietagung der Gesellschaft für Aphasiebehandlung (GAB): "Kognition und Partizipation in Aphasieforschung und Behandlung" (Meeting of Society for Aphasia Treatment: "Cognition and Participation in Aphasia Research and Treatment"), Potsdam, Germany.
  • Nickels, L., Kohnen, S., & Biedermann, B. (2013, November). Theory and therapy: A reciprocal relationship? Paper presented at the 7th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum (ACNCN), Sydney.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Biedermann, B. (2013, October). Lexical-syntactic representation of countability: Evidence from language unimpaired and impaired speakers. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Language Day, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B. (2013, September). Grammatical processing in impaired and unimpaired language production: A cross-linguistic study. Colloquium at the Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive, Aix-Marseille, France.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Biedermann, B. (2013, June). Women in cognitive science. Invited presentation given at the Women Careers Day, North Sydney Girls High School, Sydney.
  • Nair, V., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2013, June). Understanding bilingual word learning: The role of phonotactic probability and neighbourhood density. Poster session presented at the International Symposium on Bilingualism, Nanyang Techological University, Singapore.
  • Biedermann, B., Nickels, L., Lorenz, A., & Schiller, N. (2012, October). Assessing plural information in impaired language processing. Presentation given at the 15th International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, Melbourne.
  • Biedermann, B. (2012, September). The representation of number in the lexicon: Evidence from speakers with aphasia and unimpaired speakers. Invited presentation given at the Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC), University of Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • 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.
  • Nair, V., Mathew, J., Bhat, S., Biedermann, B., Nickels, L., & Demuth, K. (2012, August). Hierarchical effect of proficiency in novel word learning. Poster session presented at the Annual Workshop of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • 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.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Biedermann, B. (2011, November). The representation of countability information. Presentation given at the Higher Degree Research Showcase, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • 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.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Biedermann, B. (2011, September). Representation of mass and count nouns in the mental lexicon: Insights from mass/count errors in aphasia. Paper presented at the 12th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Biedermann, B. (2011, September). Effects of countability on lexical processing in aphasia. Poster session presented at the Biennial International Conference of the British Aphasiology Society, Reading, UK.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Biedermann, B. (2011, September). A single case study on mass and count noun processing in aphasia. Presentation given at the Centre for Speech and Language Research, University College London, London, UK.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Biedermann, B. (2011, September). The representation of mass/count nouns: Evidence from aphasia. Presentation given at the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.
  • Biedermann, B., Lorenz, A., & Nickels, L. (2011, August). Heads and shoulders, knees and toes: Effects of plural dominance in aphasia. Paper presented at the Perspectives on Language Disorders Workshop, Sydney.
  • 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.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Biedermann, B. (2011, August). Representation of mass and count nouns in the mental lexicon: Insights from mass/count errors in aphasia. Presentation given at the Perspectives on Language Disorders Workshop, Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B., Nickels, L., & Lorenz, A. (2010, September). On the origin of plural dominance effects. Poster session presented at the International Workshop on Language Production (IWoLP), Edinburgh, UK.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Biedermann, B. (2010, September). Effects of mass/count information on the production of noun phrases. Poster session presented at the International Workshop on Language Production (IWoLP), Edinburgh, UK.
  • Biedermann, B., Nickels, L., & Lorenz, A. (2010, August). Heads and shoulders, knees and toes: The effects of plural dominance on word retrieval in aphasia. Paper presented at the 11th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Biedermann, B. (2010, August). Representation of mass/count information in noun phrase production: A countability interference effect in English? Poster session presented at the 11th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Lorenz, A., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2010, August). Production of plural nouns in German: An investigation of regularity effects in acquired phonological dysgraphia. Poster session presented at the 11th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Fieder, N., Lyndsey, N., & Biedermann, B. (2010, January). What counts? The role of mass/count features in lexical decision. Poster session presented at the Experimental Psychology Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Biedermann, B. (2009, December). Garlic versus onion. How are mass and count nouns represented and processed in our language system? Paper presented at the Postgraduate Research Festival, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., & Kinoshita, S. (2009, December). Representation of count and mass nouns in the mental lexicon. Presentation given at the Australian Language and Speech Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
  • Biedermann, B., Lorenz, A., Nickels, L., & Beyersmann, L. (2009, July). Insights from aphasic plural errors - impaired morphology informs unimpaired word processing Paper presented at the 5th CNCN research forum, Macquarie University, Sydney, 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.
  • 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.
  • Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2008, March). What can plural errors in aphasic speakers tell us about the representation of number in our mental lexicon? Paper presented at the 35th Conference of the Australasian Experimental Psychology Society (EPC), University of Western Australia, Perth.
  • Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2007, September). The representation of plural information in our mental lexicon. Poster session presented at the Science of Aphasia VIII (SoA), Monopoli, Italy.
  • Biedermann, B., Coltheart, M., & Nickels, L. (2007, September). The representation of homophones in spoken word production: Evidence from reading aloud. Poster session presented at the 4th International Workshop on Language Production (IWOLP), Muenster, Germany.
  • Biedermann, B., Coltheart, M., & Nickels, L. (2007, September). Effects of homophony on reading aloud. Invited presentation given at the Research Seminar, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy.
  • Biedermann, B., Coltheart, M., & Nickels, L. (2007, April). Effects of homophony on reading aloud. Paper presented at the 34th Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Canberra.
  • Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2006, December). Using a phonological cueing hierarchy in the treatment of word retrieval disorders: What generalisation can we expect? Paper presented at the 12th Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Sydney.
  • Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., Coltheart, M., & Tree, J. (2006, July). Simulating acquired phonological dyslexia: How does DRC fare? Paper presented at the HCSNet Workshop 'Computational Modelling of Language and Communication', Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B. (2005, December). Processing (dis-) advantage for ambiguous words in reading aloud? Paper presented at the 15th Australian Language and Speech Conference, Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2005, August). Spoken word form access in aphasia: Treatment of ambiguous words and its implication for the mental lexicon. Poster session presented at the Sixth Science of Aphasia (SoA VI), Helsinki, Finland.
  • Biedermann, B., Ruh, N., Nickels, L., & Coltheart, M. (2005, July). Can the Tip of the Tongue state (ToT) disentangle processes in spoken word retrieval? Presentation given at the Language and Technology Group (LTG) Seminar, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B., Ruh, N., Nickels, L., & Coltheart, M. (2005, April). Can the Tip of the Tongue (ToT) state give evidence for an abstract syntactic level in speech production? Paper presented at the 32nd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Melbourne.
  • Biedermann, B. (2004, June). Psycholinguistik der (nicht)aphasischen Sprachproduktion: Wortfindungsstoerungen. Presentation given at the 2nd Erfurt Workshop on Neurolinguistics: Aphasia - Diagnostics, Therapy and Research., Erfurt, Germany.
  • Biedermann, B. (2004, June). The representation(s)? of homophones in speech production. Colloquium at the IPDS Colloquium series, Institute of Phonetics and Digital Speech, Kiel, Germany.
  • Biedermann, B. (2004, April). The tip of the Tongue (ToT) phenomenon. More evidence for an abstract grammatical level in spoken speech production. Paper presented at the Postgraduate Research Festival, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B. (2003, November). The Tip of the Tongue (ToT) phenonemen. Evidence for an abstract grammatical level in spoken speech production? Paper presented at the Postgraduate Research Festival, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B. (2003, January). Empirische Methoden der kognitiven Neurolinguistik. Presentation given at the 1st Erfurt Workshop on Neurolinguistics: Psycholinguistics of Aphasias, Erfurt, Germany.
  • Biedermann, B., Blanken, G., & Nickels, L. (2002, July). Homophone production in aphasic speech: How does naming training with exclusively phonological cues improve naming performance? Poster session presented at the 10th International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, Brisbane.
  • Biedermann, B., Blanken, G., & Nickels, L.A. (2002, July). The representation of homophones: Evidence from the treatment of aphasia. Paper presented at the 2nd Australian Conference for Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B. (2002, April). The homophone production: Effects of a pure phonological training. Invited paper presented at the Special Interest Group for Speech Pathology in NSW: The Information Processing Discussion Group (IPDG), Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B. (2001, January). Homophone production. A neurolinguistic case study about a German anomic man. Invited paper presented at the Linguistische Sozietat zu Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.
  • Biedermann, B. (2000, November). Training homophoner Woerter. Gibt es einen Transfer von Bank 1 auf Bank 2? Poster session presented at the 27th Annual general meeting of the Society of Aphasia Research and Treatment, Munich, Germany.

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