Vera Kempe

Professor of Psychology and Language Learning

  • 683 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
19962020
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Research Output 1996 2020

2020
25 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
knowledge
language acquisition
abstraction
Encoding
Long-term Memory
2019
2 Citations (Scopus)

Adults are more efficient in creating and transmitting novel signalling systems than children

Kempe, V., Gauvrit, N., Gibson, A. & Jamieson, M., 15 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Language Evolution. 4, 1, p. 44-70 26 p., lzy012.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
experiment
language
pragmatics
communication
maturity
1 Citation (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

More is more in language learning: reconsidering the less-is-more hypothesis

Brooks, P. J. & Kempe, V., 31 Mar 2019, In : Language Learning. 69, S1, p. 13-41 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
language
learning
child benefit
language acquisition
knowledge

Playing with language, creating complexity: has play contributed to the evolution of complex language?

Langley, M. C., Benítez-Burraco, A. & Kempe, V., 5 Dec 2019, In : Evolutionary Anthropology. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

language
playing behavior
childhood
role play
archaeology
2018
4 Citations (Scopus)
32 Downloads (Pure)

Can monolinguals be like bilinguals? Evidence from dialect switching

Kirk, N. W., Kempe, V., Scott-Brown, K. C., Philipp, A. & Declerck, M., Jan 2018, In : Cognition. 170, p. 164-178 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
dialect
Costs and Cost Analysis
Linguistics
evidence
Language
2 Citations (Scopus)
20 Downloads (Pure)

Linking adult second language learning and diachronic change: a cautionary note

Kempe, V. & Brooks, P. J., 5 Apr 2018, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 9, 5 p., 480.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Language
Learning
Linguistics
Population Density
Cues
5 Citations (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

The emergence of modern languages: has human self-domestication optimized language transmission?

Benítez-Burraco, A. & Kempe, V., 17 Apr 2018, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 9, 8 p., 551.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File

The impact of dialect exposure on artificial literacy learning in transparent and opaque orthographies

Williams, G. P., Kempe, V. & Panayotov, N., 11 May 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Learning
Reading
Literacy
11 Downloads (Pure)

The role of teaching in iterated language transmission

Kempe, V., Cichon, K., Tamariz, M. & Gauvrit, N., 13 Mar 2018, The evolution of language: proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (Evolang12). Cuskley, C., Little, H., Ravignani, A., Flaherty, M., McCrohon, L. & Verhoef, T. (eds.). Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikolaja Kopernika, p. 206-208 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
2017
8 Citations (Scopus)
30 Downloads (Pure)

Distributional effects and individual differences in L2 morphology learning

Brooks, P. J., Kwoka, N. & Kempe, V., 16 Feb 2017, In : Language Learning. 67, 1, p. 171-207 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
learning
intelligence
ability
cognitive ability
manipulation

Does exposure to dialect variation help or hinder literacy acquisition?

Williams, G., Panayotov, N. & Kempe, V., Sep 2017, p. 83. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access

Introducing the artificial literacy learning paradigm for literacy acquisition research

Williams, G., Panayotov, N. & Kempe, V., Sep 2017, p. 218. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access
28 Downloads (Pure)

Iterated teaching can optimise language functionality

Kempe, V., Cichon, K., Gauvrit, N. & Tamariz, M., 18 Jul 2017, Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, p. 651-656 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
functionality
Teaching
language
expert
learning
2016

Comparing emergence of structure during cultural transmission of a novel signaling system in children and adults

Kempe, V. & Gauvrit, N., Nov 2016, p. 10. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access

Making meaning: comparing adults and children in an experimental semiotics task

Kempe, V., 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

Miniature natural language learning in L2 acquisition research

Kempe, V. & Brooks, P. J., 23 Dec 2016, Cognitive individual differences in second language processing and acquisition. Granena, G., Jackson, D. O. & Yilmaz, Y. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 41-67 27 p. (Bilingual Processing and Acquisition; vol. 3).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

language
learning
language acquisition
grammar
vocabulary

Modern theories of language

Kempe, V. & Brooks, P. J., 18 Oct 2016, Encyclopedia of evolutionary psychological science. Shackelford, T. K. & Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (eds.). 1 ed. Cham: Springer, 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

2015
Costs
Switches
Experiments

Cognitive load does not facilitate the emergence of structure during iterated pattern reproduction

Kempe, V. & Gauvrit, N., Sep 2015, p. 486. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access

Demands on executive functioning can differ among monolinguals: switch cost profiles in balanced vs. unbalanced bidialectal speakers

Kirk, N. W., Kempe, V., Scott-Brown, K. C., Philipp, A. & Declerck, M., 19 Sep 2015, p. 499. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access
Costs and Cost Analysis
Language
Linguistics
Names
Self Report

Exploring the dynamic relationship between emotion and referential communication

Moulds, D., McLean, J. F. & Kempe, V., Sep 2015, p. 353. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access

Intelligence mediates the link between music training and second language learning

Kempe, V. & Brooks, P. J., Mar 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

intelligence
music
language
learning
cognitive ability
7 Citations (Scopus)

Musical ability and non-native speech-sound processing are linked through sensitivity to pitch and spectral information

Kempe, V., Bublitz, D. & Brooks, P. J., 1 May 2015, In : British Journal of Psychology. 106, 2, p. 349–366 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phonetics
Aptitude
Acoustics
Linguistics
Intelligence
4 Citations (Scopus)
119 Downloads (Pure)

Revisiting theoretical and causal explanations for the bilingual advantage in executive functioning

Kempe, V., Kirk, N. W. & Brooks, P. J., 30 Jul 2015, In : Cortex. 73, p. 342-344 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
19 Citations (Scopus)
56 Downloads (Pure)

Structure emerges faster during cultural transmission in children than in adults

Kempe, V., Gauvrit, N. & Forsyth, D., Mar 2015, In : Cognition. 136, p. 247-254 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Aptitude
Executive Function
Short-Term Memory
Reproduction
Cultural Transmission
2014
17 Downloads (Pure)

Cognitive cost of switching between standard and dialect varieties

Kirk, N. W., Declerck, M., Scott-Brown, K. C., Kempe, V. & Philipp, A., 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
File
Costs
Experiments

Encyclopedia of language development

Brooks, P. J. (ed.) & Kempe, V. (ed.), 2014, London: SAGE. 784 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

language
methodology

Iterated language learning in adults and children

Kempe, V., 2014, p. 60-62. 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access
45 Citations (Scopus)
31 Downloads (Pure)

No evidence for reduced Simon cost in elderly bilinguals and bidialectals

Kirk, N. W., Fiala, L., Scott-Brown, K. C. & Kempe, V., 2014, In : Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 26, 6, p. 640-648 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Executive Function
Costs and Cost Analysis
Reaction Time

Pre-schoolers’ referential communication with peers and adults

Kempe, V., Gibson, A. & Jamieson, M., 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access
communication
dyad
director
interaction
non-verbal communication
2013
19 Citations (Scopus)

Individual differences in adult foreign language learning: the mediating effect of metalinguistic awareness

Brooks, P. J. & Kempe, V., Feb 2013, In : Memory & Cognition. 41, 2, p. 281-296 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

foreign language
gender
learning
intelligence
knowledge of languages
14 Citations (Scopus)

Masculine men articulate less clearly

Kempe, V., Puts, D. A. & Cárdenas, R. A., Dec 2013, In : Human Nature. 24, 4, p. 461-475 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

threat
phonetics
acoustics
mass media
testosterone
6 Citations (Scopus)
38 Downloads (Pure)

Speaker emotion can affect ambiguity production

Kempe, V., Rookes, M. & Swarbrigg, L., 2013, In : Language and Cognitive Processes. 28, 10, p. 1579-1590 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Sharks
Baseball
Emotions
emotion
mood
2012
7 Downloads (Pure)

Children’s tolerance of word-form variation

Bruening, P. R., Brooks, P. J., Alfieri, L., Kempe, V. & Dabašinskienė, I., 2012, In : Child Development Research. 2012, 12 p., 401680.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
tolerance
Language
experiment
language
learning strategy
8 Citations (Scopus)
20 Downloads (Pure)

Individual differences in the discrimination of novel speech sounds: effects of sex, temporal processing, musical and cognitive abilities

Kempe, V., Thoresen, J. C., Kirk, N. W., Schaeffler, F. & Brooks, P. J., Nov 2012, In : PLoS One. 7, 11, 11 p., e48623.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Phonetics
Aptitude
Individuality
Acoustic waves
gender
2011
9 Citations (Scopus)

Digit ratio is linked to affective empathy in women

Kempe, V. & Heffernan, E., Feb 2011, In : Personality and Individual Differences. 50, 3, p. 430-433 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Theory of Mind
Women's Rights
Fingers
Testosterone
Social Skills
47 Downloads (Pure)

Individual differences in adult second language learning: a cognitive perspective

Kempe, V., 2011, In : Scottish Languages Review. 23, Spring 2011, p. 15-22 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
language
learning
cognitive ability
cognitive factors
learning success
11 Citations (Scopus)

Second language learning benefits from similarity in word endings: evidence from Russian: evidence from Russian

Brooks, P. J., Kempe, V. & Donachie, A., Dec 2011, In : Language Learning. 61, 4, p. 1142–1172 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

language
learning
evidence
vocabulary
gender
2010
24 Citations (Scopus)

Cognitive predictors of generalization of Russian grammatical gender categories

Kempe, V., Brooks, P. J. & Kharkhurin, A., Mar 2010, In : Language Learning. 60, 1, p. 127-153 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gender
intelligence
vocabulary
performance
language
6 Citations (Scopus)

Prosodic disambiguation in child-directed speech

Kempe, V., Schaeffler, S. & Thoresen, J. C., Feb 2010, In : Journal of Memory and Language. 62, 2, p. 204-225 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mothers
Cues
Syntactics
interpretation
experiment
2009
19 Citations (Scopus)
31 Downloads (Pure)

Acquisition of gender agreement in Lithuanian: exploring the effect of diminutive usage in an elicited production task

Savickiene, I., Kempe, V. & Brooks, P. J., Jan 2009, In : Journal of Child Language. 36, 3, p. 477-494 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
animal
gender
Names
Language
Russian language
11 Citations (Scopus)
Social Adjustment
Child Behavior
Testosterone
Hand
8 Citations (Scopus)

Elicited production of case-marking in Russian and Serbian children: are diminutive nouns easier to inflect

Kempe, V., Ševa, N., Brooks, P. J., Mironova, N., Pershukova, A. & Fedorova, O., May 2009, In : First Language. 29, 2, p. 147-165 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

language
Diminutives
Case Marking
Nouns
paradigm
19 Citations (Scopus)

Inconsistent handedness is linked to more successful foreign language vocabulary learning

Kempe, V., Brooks, P. J. & Christman, S. D., Jun 2009, In : Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 16, 3, p. 480-485 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

foreign language
vocabulary
learning
foreign word
experiment
2008
24 Citations (Scopus)

Second language learning of complex inflectional systems

Kempe, V. & Brooks, P. J., Dec 2008, In : Language Learning. 54, 4, p. 703-746 44 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

experiment
language
learning
gender
regularity
2007
24 Citations (Scopus)
19 Downloads (Pure)

Crosslinguistic evidence for the diminutive advantage: gender agreement in Russian and Serbian children

Ševa, N., Kempe, V., Brooks, P. J., Mironova, N., Pershukova, A. & Fedorova, O., 2007, In : Journal of Child Language. 34, 1, p. 111-131 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
gender
evidence
Language
language
Language Development
10 Citations (Scopus)

Diminutives facilitate word segmentation in natural speech: cross-linguistic evidence

Kempe, V., Brooks, P. J., Gillis, S. & Samson, G., Jun 2007, In : Memory & Cognition. 35, 4, p. 762-773 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Linguistics
Language
Cues
Learning
Control Groups
8 Citations (Scopus)

Male facial attractiveness, perceived personality, and child-directed speech

Penton-voak, I. S., Cahill, S., Pound, N., Kempe, V., Schaeffler, S. & Schaeffler, F., Jul 2007, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 28, 4, p. 253-259 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Personality
Speech Acoustics
speech
Child-directed Speech
Attractiveness
14 Citations (Scopus)

Playing with word endings: morphological variation in the learning of Russian noun inflections

Kempe, V., Brooks, P. J., Mironova, N., Pershukova, A. & Fedorova, O., Mar 2007, In : British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 25, 1, p. 55-77 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning
Language
Mothers
Efficiency
2006
33 Citations (Scopus)
20 Downloads (Pure)

The role of learner and input variables in learning inflectional morphology

Brooks, P. J., Kempe, V. & Sionov, A., Apr 2006, In : Applied Psycholinguistics. 27, 2, p. 185-209 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Vocabulary
vocabulary
Learning
learning
Individuality