Presentation by Dr Nenagh Kemp
Clarence Senior Citizens Centre 17 Alma St Bellerive.
Tuesday, 7th August 2012 Commencing 8.00 pm until 10.00 pm
Please note change of venue due to building works at the Museum
About the Speaker
Dr Nenagh Kemp is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Tasmania. Her research centres on child and adult spelling, literacy and the nature of Australian English, but has also expanded to investigate the links between text-messaging and literacy skills.
Brief Abstract of the Talk
Text-messaging is a ubiquitous form of communication, especially among young people. However, media panic about the potential effects of “textese”-style spelling on literacy skills has not been borne out by research. This lecture discusses the nature of “textese”, its links with literacy, and its future in communication.