Susan J. Kemper

Social and Behavioral Sciences -
Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor
Primary office:
Fraser Hall, 526
University of Kansas
1415 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7556
Second office:
Dole Human Development Center, 3090



Summary

Research

Selected Publications

Kemper, Susan, and RayLynn Schmalzried. “Aging and Message Production and Processing.” Book Chapters. edited by W Donsbach, 2015.
Kemper, Susan. “Aging and Message Production and Processing.” Book Chapters. edited by W. Donsbach, 2015.
Kemper, Susan. “Case Study:  My Advisor Stole My Thesis.” Book Chapters. edited by R. J. Sternberg and S. Fiske, 2015.
Kemper, Susan. “Language in Late Life.” Book Chapters. edited by A. Gerstenberg and A. Voeste, 2015.
Kemper, Susan. “Language Production.” Book Chapters. edited by Susan K Whitbourne. Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.
Kapa, L., and Susan Kemper. “Commentary on ‘Moving toward a Neuroplasticity View Bilingualism, Executive Control, and Aging.’” Commentaries 35 (2014): 912–16.
Kemper, Susan, D. Bontempo, R. Herman, W. McKedy, R. Schmalzried, B. Tagliaferri, and D. Kieweg. “Tracking Reading: Dual Task Costs of Oral Reading for Young Versus Older Adults.” Journal Articles 43, no. 1 (2014): 59–80. https://doi.org/10.1007/S10936-013-9240-Z.
Kemper, Susan, and E. Rozek. “Communication Disorders and Aging.” Book Chapters. edited by J. Wilmoth and K. Ferraro. Springer, 2013.
Kemper, Susan. “Gendering the Psychology of Aging.” Book Chapters. edited by M. K. Ryan and N. R. Branscombe. Sage, 2013.
Kemper, Susan. What Does It Mean? Conference Proceedings. Edited by M. Rice. Merrill Retreat on the Research Mission of Public Universities, 2013.
Rozek, E., Susan Kemper, and J. McDowd. “Learning to Ignore Distracters.” Journal Articles 27 (2012): 61 & #8208;66.
Kemper, Susan. “The Interaction of Linguistic Constraints, Working Memory, and Aging on Language Production and Comprehension.” Book Chapters. edited by M. Naveh-Benjamin and N. Ohta, 2012.
Pohl, P., Susan Kemper, C. Siengsukon, L. Boyd, E. Vidoni, and R. Herman. “Dual Task Demands of Hand Movements in Adults with Stroke.” Journal Articles May & #8208;June (2011).
Pohl, P. S., Susan Kemper, C. F. Siengsukon, L. Boyd, E. Vidoni, and R. E. Herman. “Older Adults with and without Stroke Reduce Cadence to Meet the Demands of Talking.” Journal Articles 34 (2011): 35 & #8208;40.
Kemper, Susan. “The Effects of Aging on Language and Communication.” Book Chapters. edited by R. Peach and L. Shapiro. Elsevier, 2011.
Kemper, Susan, R. Schmalzried, R. Herman, and D. Mohankumar. “The Effects of Varying Task Priorities on Language Production by Young and Older Adults.” Journal Articles 37 (2011): 198 & #8208;219.
Kemper, Susan, L. Hoffman, R. Schmalzried, R. Herman, and D. Kieweg. “Tracking Talking: Dual Task Costs of Planning and Producing Speech for Young versus Older Adults.” Journal Articles 18 (2011): 257 & #8208;279.
McDowd, J., L. Hoffman, E. Rozek, K. Lyons, R. Pahwa, J. Burns, and Susan Kemper. “Understanding Verbal Fluency in Healthy Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Parkinson’s Disease.” Journal Articles 25 (2011): 210 & #8208;225.
Kemper, Susan. “Older Professors: Fewer, and Better, than You Think.” Commentaries, October 19, 2010.
Kemper, Susan, R. Schmalzried, L. Hoffman, and R. Herman. “Aging and the Vulnerability of Speech to Dual Task Demands.” Journal Articles 25 (2010): 949 & #8208;96.
Williams, K., and Susan Kemper. “Exploring Interventions to Reduce Cognitive Decline in Aging.” Journal Articles 48 (2010): 42 & #8208;51.
Kemper, Susan. Growing Sage. Conference Proceedings. Edited by M. Rice. Merrill Retreat on the Research Mission of Public Universities, 2010.
Kemper, Susan, D. Bontempo, W. McKedy, R. Schmalzried, B. Tagliaferri, and D. Kieweg. “Tracking Sentence Planning and Production.” Journal Articles 66 (2010): 160 & #8208;168.
Liu, C-J., Susan Kemper, and J. Bovaird. “Comprehension of Health‐Related Written Materials by Older Adults.” Journal Articles 35 (2009): 653 & #8208;668.
Kemper, Susan, R. Schmalzried, R. Herman, S. Leedahl, and D. Mohankumar. “The Effects of Aging and Dual Task Performance on Language Production.” Journal Articles 16 (2009): 241 & #8208;259.
Kemper, Susan. “The Role of Working Memory in Language Development over the Life Span.” Book Chapters. edited by K. de Bot, S. Makoni, and R. Schrauf. Erlbaum, 2009.
Liu, C. J., Susan Kemper, and J. McDowd. “The Use of Illustrations to Improve Older Adults’ Comprehension of Health‐Related Information: Is It Helpful?” Journal Articles 76 (2009): 283 & #8208;288.
Kemper, Susan, and R. Schmalzried. “Aging and Message Production and Processing.” Book Chapters. edited by W. Donsbach. Blackwell, 2008.
Brown, C., T. Snodgrass, Susan Kemper, R. Herman, and M. Covington. “Automatic Measurement of Propositional Idea Density from Part‐Of‐Speech Tagging.” Journal Articles 40 (2008): 540 & #8208;545.
Altmann, L., and Susan Kemper. “Dementia and Language.” Book Chapters. edited by L. Squires, T. Albright, F. Bloom, F. Gage, and N. Spitzer. Elsevier, 2008.
Kemper, Susan, and L. J. P. Altmann. “Dementia and Language.” Book Chapters. edited by P. R. Hof and C. V. Mobbs . Elsevier, 2008.
Kemper, Susan, and J. McDowd. “Dimensions of Cognitive Aging: Executive Function and Verbal Fluency.” Book Chapters. edited by S. M. Hofer and D. F. Alwin. Sage, 2008.
Kemper, Susan, J. McDowd, K. Metcalf, and C. J. Liu. “Young and Older Adults’ Reading of Distracters.” Journal Articles 34 (2008): 489 & #8208;502.
Kemper, Susan, and C. J. Liu. “Eye Movements of Young and Older Adults during Reading.” Journal Articles 22 (2007): 84 & #8208;94.
Kemper, Susan, and R. Herman. “Age Differences in Memory Load Interference Effects in Syntactic Processing.” Journal Articles 61B (2006): P327 & #8208;323.
Altmann, L. J., and Susan Kemper. “Effects of Age, Animacy, and Order of Activation on Sentence Production.” Journal Articles 21 (2006): 322 & #8208;354.
Kemper, Susan, and J. McDowd. “Eye Movements of Young and Older Adults While Reading with Distraction.” Journal Articles 21 (2006): 32 & #8208;39.
Kemper, Susan. “Language in Adulthood.” Book Chapters. edited by E. Bialystok and F. I. M. Craik. Oxford University Press, 2006.
Kemper, Susan. “Language Production.” Book Chapters. edited by R. Schultz. Springer Publishing, 2006.
Kemper, Susan, J. McDowd, P. Pohl, R. Herman, and S. Jackson. “Revealing Language Deficits Following Stroke:  The Cost of Doing Two Things at Once.” Journal Articles 13 (2006): 115 & #8208;139.
Kemper, Susan. Reviews, 2005.
O’Hanlon, L., Susan Kemper, and K. A. Wilcox. “Aging, Encoding, and Word Retrieval: Distinguishing Phonological and Memory Processes.” Journal Articles 31 (2005): 149 & #8208;171.
Kemper, Susan, R. E. Herman, and J. Nartowicz. “Different Effects of Dual Task Demands on the Speech of Young and Older Adults.” Journal Articles 12 (2005): 340 & #8208;358.
Williams, K., Susan Kemper, and M. L. Hummert. “Enhancing Communication with Older Adults: Overcoming Elderspeak.” Journal Articles 43 (2005): 2 & #8208;6.
Kemper, Susan, and J. C. Lacal. “Addressing the Communication Needs of an Aging Society.” Book Chapters. edited by R. W. Pew and S. B. Van Hemel. National Research Council, 2004.
Kemper, Susan. “Age and Language.” Book Chapters. edited by P. Strazny . Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2004.
Williams, K., Susan Kemper, and M.  L. Hummert. “Enhancing Communication with Older Adults: Overcoming Elderspeak.” Journal Articles, 2004, 17 & ndash;25.
Kemper, Susan, A. Crow, and K. Kemtes. “Eye Fixation Patterns of High and Low Span Young and Older Adults: Down the Garden Path and Back Again.” Journal Articles 19 (2004): 157 & #8208;170.
Kemper, Susan, R. E. Herman, and C. J. Liu. “Sentence Production by Younger and Older Adults in Controlled Contexts.” Journal Articles 58B (2004): P220 & #8208;P224.
Humphrey, H., J. S. Radel, and Susan Kemper. “The Time Course of Metonymic Language Text Processing by Older and Younger Adults.” Journal Articles 30 (2004): 75 & #8208;90.
Kemper, Susan, R. Herman, and C. Lian. “Age Differences in Sentence Production.” Journal Articles 58 (2003): 260 & #8208;269.
Williams, K., Susan Kemper, and M. L. Hummert. “Improving Nursing Home Communication: An Intervention to Reduce Elderspeak.” Journal Articles 43 (2003): 243 & #8208;248.
Mitzner, T., and Susan Kemper. “Oral and Written Language in Late Adulthood: Findings from the Nun Study.” Journal Articles 29 (2003): 457 & #8208;474.
Kemper, Susan, R. E. Herman, and C. H. T. Lian. “The Costs of Doing Two Things at Once for Young and Older Adults: Talking While Walking, Finger Tapping, and Ignoring Speech or Noise.” Journal Articles 18 (2003): 181 & #8208;192.
Williams, K., F. Holmes, Susan Kemper, and J. Marquis. “Written Language Clues to Dementia: An Analysis of the Letters of King James VI/I.” Journal Articles 53 (2003): P42 & #8208;P44.
Kemper, Susan, and R. Herman. “Language Comprehension.” Book Chapters. edited by D. J. Ekerdt. Macmillan, 2002.
Kemper, Susan. A Passion for Reputation, a Taste for Originality. Conference Proceedings. Edited by M. Rice. Merrill Retreat on the Research Mission of Public Universities, 2001.
O’Hanlon, L., K. Wilcox, and Susan Kemper. “Age Differences in Implicit and Explicit Associative Memory: Exploring Elaborative Processing Effects.” Journal Articles 27 (2001): 341 & #8208;360.
Kemper, Susan, and K. A. Kemtes. “Cognitive Construct Measurement in Small Samples of Young and Older Adults: An Example of Verbal Working Memory.” Journal Articles 27 (2001): 167 & #8208;180.
Kemper, Susan, L. Greiner, J. Marquis, K. Prenovost, and T. Mitzner. “Language Decline across the Life Span: Findings from the Nun Study.” Journal Articles 16 (2001): 227 & #8208;239.
Kemper, Susan, and T. Mitzner. “Language Production and Comprehension.” Book Chapters. edited by J. E. Birren and K. W. Schaie. Academic Press, 2001.
Kemper, Susan, M. Thompson, and J. Marquis. “Longitudinal Change in Language Production: Effects of Aging and Dementia on Grammatical Complexity and Propositional Content.” Journal Articles 16 (2001): 600 & #8208;614.
Kemper, Susan, and L. O’Hanlon. “Semantic Processing Problems of Older Adults.” Book Chapters. edited by K. Bryan and J. Maxim. Whurr Publishers, 2001.
Kemper, Susan, and A. Sumner. “The Structure of Verbal Abilities in Young and Older Adults.” Journal Articles 16 (2001): 312 & #8208;322.
Kemper, Susan. “ Language Production.” Book Chapters. edited by G. Maddox . Springer Publishing, 2000.
Kemper, Susan, and H. Cheung. “A Phonological Account for the Cross‐Language Variation in Working Memory Processing.” Journal Articles 50 (2000): 373 & #8208;386.
Kemper, Susan, and K. A. Kemtes. “Aging and Message Production and Comprehension.” Book Chapters. edited by D. Park and N. Schwarz . Psychology Press, 2000.
Kemper, Susan. “Over-and under-Accommodations to Aging.” Book Chapters. edited by N. Charness, D. C. Parks, and B. A. Sabel. Springer, 2000.
Small, J. A., Susan Kemper, and K. Lyons. “Sentence Repetition and Processing Resources in Alzheimer’s Disease.” Journal Articles 75 (2000): 232 & #8208;258.
Kemper, Susan, and R. Kliegl. “Sprachdefizite Bei Alzheimerscher Krankheit.” Book Chapters. edited by H. Grimm. Hogrefe, 2000.
Kliegl, R., and Susan Kemper. “Sprachproduktion Und Sprachverstehen Im Alter.” Book Chapters. edited by H. Grimm (Hrsg.). Hogrefe, 2000.
Kemper, Susan, and K. A. Kemtes. “Aging and Message Production and Comprehension.” Book Chapters. edited by D. Park and N. Schwarz. Psychology Press, 1999.
Kemtes, K. A., and Susan Kemper. “Aging and the Resolution of Quantifier Scope Effects.” Journal Articles 54 (1999): P350 & #8208;P360.
Kliegl, R., and Susan Kemper. “Concluding Observations.” Book Chapters. edited by S. Kemper and R. Kliegl. Kluwer Academic, 1999.
Kemper, Susan, and R. Kliegl. Constraints on Language: Aging, Grammar, and Memory. Books. Kluwer Academic, 1999.
Kemper, Susan, and T. Harden. “Experimentally Disentangling What’s Beneficial about Elderspeak from What’s Not.” Journal Articles 14 (1999): 656 & #8208;670.
Snowdon, D. A., L. A. Greiner, S. J. Kemper, N. Nanayakkara, and J. A. Mortimer. “Linguistic Ability in Early Life and Longevity: Findings from the Nun Study.” Book Chapters. edited by J. M. Robine, B. Forette, C. Franchesci, and M. Allard. Springer, 1999.
Kemper, Susan. “Preface.” Book Chapters. edited by S. Kemper and R. Kliegl. Kluwer Academic, 1999.
Vandeputte, D. D., Susan Kemper, M. L. Hummert, K. A. Kemtes, J. Shaner, and C. Segrin. “Social Skills of Older People: Conversations in Same and Mixed Aged Dyads.” Journal Articles 27 (1999): 55 & #8208;76.
Kemper, Susan, and K. Kemtes. “The Age‐Invariance of Working Memory Measures and Non‐Invariance of Roducing Pcomplex Syntax: A Reply to Caplan and Waters.” Commentaries 22 (1999): 102 & #8208;103.
Kemper, Susan, and K. A. Kemtes. “Working Memory Limitations on Syntactic Processing.” Book Chapters. edited by S. Kemper and R. Kliegl. Kluwer Academic, 1999.
Kemper, Susan. Reviews, 1998.
Kemper, Susan, and K. Kemtes. “Aging and Message Production and Comprehension.” Book Chapters. edited by N. Schwarz, D. Park, B. Knauper, and S. Sudman. Psychology Press, 1998.
Kemper, Susan. “Alzheimer’s Disease.” Book Chapters, 7 & 8, 1998.
Kemper, Susan. “Notes on Recent History.” Newsletter Articles, 1998.
Kemper, Susan, M. Othick, H. Gerhing, J. Gubarchuk, and C. Billington. “The Effects of Practicing Speech Accommodations to Older Adults.” Journal Articles 19 (1998): 175 & #8208;192.
Kemper, Susan, P. Ferrell, T. Harden, A. Finter‐Urczyk, and C. Billington. “The Use of Elderspeak by Young and Older Adults to Impaired and Normal Older Adults.” Journal Articles 5 (1998): 43 & #8208;55.
Kemper, Susan, A. Finter‐Urczyk, P. Ferrell, T. Harden, and C. Billington. “Using Elderspeak with Older Adults.” Journal Articles 25 (1998): 55 & #8208;73.
Gubarchuk, I., and Susan Kemper. “Effects of Aging on the Production of Russian.” Journal Articles 23 (1997): 63 & #8208;83.
Small, J. A., K. Lyons, and Susan Kemper. “Grammatical Abilities in Parkinson’s Disease.” Journal Articles 35 (1997): 1571 & #8208;1576.
Kemper, Susan, and C. Anagnopoulos. “Linguistic Creativity in Older Adults.” Book Chapters. edited by C. Adams‐Price. Springer Publishing, 1997.
Kemper, Susan. “Metalinguistic Judgments in Normal Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease.” Journal Articles 52 (1997): P147 & #8208;P155.
Kemper, Susan, and M. L. Hummert. “New Directions in Research on Aging and Message Production.” Book Chapters. edited by J. O. Greene, 127–50. Erlbaum Associates, 1997.
Small, J. A., Susan Kemper, and K. Lyons. “Sentence Comprehension in Alzheimer’s Disease: Effects of Grammatical Complexity, Speech Rate, and Repetition.” Journal Articles 12 (1997): 1 & #8208;11.
Kemtes, K. A., and Susan Kemper. “Younger and Older Adults On‐Line Processing of Syntactic Ambiguities.” Journal Articles 12 (1997): 362 & #8208;371.
Kemper, Susan. Reviews, 1996.
Kemper, Susan. Reviews, 1996.
Kemper, Susan. Reviews, 1996.
Kemper, Susan. Reviews, 1996.
Kemper, Susan, M. Othick, J. Warren, J. Gubarchuk, and H. Gerhing. “Facilitating Older Adults’ Performance on a Referential Communication Task through Speech Accommodations.” Journal Articles 3 (1996): 37 & #8208;55.
Snowdon, D. A., L. H. Greiner, D. R. Wekstein, D. Danner, W. R. Markesbery, and S. Kemper. “Linguistic Ability in Early Life and Cognitive Function and Alzheimer’s Disease in  Late Life:  Reply.” Journal Articles 275 (1996): 1879.
Snowdon, D. A., Susan Kemper, J. A. Mortimer, L. H. Greiner, D. R. Wekstein, and W. R. Markesbery. “Linguistic Ability in Early Life and Cognitive Function and Alzheimer’s Disease in  Late Life: Findings from the Nun Study.” Journal Articles 275 (1996): 528 & #8208;532.
Hecker, U. von, W. H. Crockett, M.  L. Hummert, and Susan Kemper. “Social Cliques as Mental Models.” Journal Articles 26 (1996): 741 & #8208;749.
Kemper, Susan, K. Rice, and Y-J. Chen. “Complexity Metrics and Growth Curves for Measuring Grammatical Development from Five to Ten.” Journal Articles 15 (1995): 1 & #8208;10.
Kemper, Susan, K. Lyons, and C. Anagnopoulos. “Joint Story‐Telling by Alzheimer’s Patients and Their Spouses.” Journal Articles 20 (1995): 205 & #8208;217.
Kemper, Susan. “Language Production.” Book Chapters. edited by G. Maddox. Springer Publishing, 1995.
Kemper, Susan, D. Vandeputte, K. Rice, H. Cheung, and J. Gubarchuk. “Speech Adjustments to Aging during a Referential Communication Task.” Journal Articles 14 (1995): 40 & #8208;59.
Kemper, Susan. “Elderspeak: Speech Accommodations to Older Adults.” Journal Articles 1 (1994): 17 & #8208;28.
Kemper, Susan, J. D. Jackson, H. Cheung, and C. A. Anagnopoulos. “Enhancing Older Adults’ Reading Comprehension.” Journal Articles 16 (1994): 405 & #8208;428.
Lyons, K., Susan Kemper, E. LaBarge, F. R. Ferraro, D. Balota, and M. Storandt. “Oral Language and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Reduction in Syntactic Complexity.” Journal Articles 2 (1994): 271 & #8208;294.
Cheung, H., and Susan Kemper. “Recall and Articulation of English and Chinese Words under Memory Preload.” Journal Articles 37 (1994): 147 & #8208;161.
Kemper, Susan, C. Anagnopoulos, K. Lyons, and W. Heberlein. “Speech Accommodations to Dementia.” Journal Articles 49 (1994): P223 & #8208;229.
Kemper, Susan, and K. Lyons. “The Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease on Language and Communication.” Book Chapters. edited by M. L. Hummert, J. Wiemann, and J. Nussbaum. Sage, 1994.
Kemper, Susan, and C. Anagnopoulos. “Adults’ Use of Discourse Constraints on Syntactic Processing.” Book Chapters. edited by J. Cerella, R. Rybash, W. Hoyer, and M. Commons. Academic, 1993.
Jackson, J. D., and Susan Kemper. “Age Differences in Summarizing Descriptive and Procedural Texts.” Journal Articles 19 (1993): 39 & #8208;51.
Kemper, Susan, E. LaBarge, R. Ferraro, H. T. Cheung, H. Cheung, and M. Storandt. “On the Preservation of Syntax in Alzheimer’s Disease: Evidence from Written Sentences.” Journal Articles 50 (1993): 81 & #8208;89.
Cheung, H., and Susan Kemper. “Recall and Articulation of English and Chinese Words by Chinese‐English Bilinguals.” Journal Articles 21 (1993): 666 & #8208;670.
Kemper, Susan. “Recent Cognitive Aging Research.” Newsletter Articles. University of Kansas Medical Center, 1992.
Norman, S., Susan Kemper, and D. Kynette. “Adults’ Reading Comprehension: Effects of Syntactic Complexity and Working Memory.” Journal Articles 47 (1992): P258 & #8208;265.
Kemper, Susan. “Adults’ Sentence Fragments: Who, What, When, Where, and Why.” Journal Articles 19 (1992): 332 & #8208;346.
Kemper, Susan, D. Kynette, and S. Norman. “Age Differences in Spoken Language.” Book Chapters. edited by R. West and J. Sinnott. Springer‐Verlag, 1992.
Cheung, H., and Susan Kemper. “Competing Complexity Metrics and Adults’ Production of Complex Sentences.” Journal Articles 13 (1992): 53 & #8208;76.
Pye, C., H. Cheung, and Susan Kemper. “Islands at Eighty.” Book Chapters. edited by H. Goodluck and M. Rochemont . Reidel, 1992.
Kemper, Susan. “Language and Aging.” Book Chapters. edited by F. I. M. Craik and T. A. Salthouse. Erlbaum Associates, 1992.
Kemper, Susan. “Of Triggers and Catapults: The Militarization of Developmental Linguistics.” Reviews. Edited by J. Weissenborn, H. Goodluck, and T. Roeper, 1992.
Kemper, Susan. “Language and Aging: Enhancing Caregivers’ Effectiveness with ‘Elderspeak.’” Journal Articles 17 (1991): 80.
Kemper, Susan. “Language and Aging: What Is ‘Normal Aging?’” Journal Articles 17 (1991): 99.
Norman, S., Susan Kemper, D. Kynette, H. Cheung, and C. Anagnopoulos. “Syntactic Complexity and Adults’ Running Memory Span.” Journal Articles 46 (1991): P346 & #8208;351.
Kemper, Susan, S. Rash, D. Kynette, and S. Norman. “Telling Stories: The Structure of Adults’ Narratives.” Book Chapters. edited by P. Rabbitt and L. Backman. Erlbaum Associates, 1991.
Kemper, Susan, S. Rash, D. Kynette, and S. Norman. “ Telling Stories: The Structure of Adults’ Narratives.” Journal Articles 2 (1990): 205 & #8208;228.
Kemper, Susan. The Regression Hypothesis. Conference Proceedings. Edited by F. Ingemann. Department of Linguistics, 1990.
Kemper, Susan. “Adults’ Diaries: Changes to Written Language across the Life‐Span.” Journal Articles 13 (1990): 207 & #8208;224.
Kynette, D., Susan Kemper, S. Norman, H. Cheung, and C. Anagnopoulos. “Adults’ Word Recall and Word Repetition.” Journal Articles 16 (1990): 117 & #8208;121.
Kemper, Susan, and C. Anagnopoulos. “Language and Aging.” Book Chapters. edited by R. B. Kaplan , Vol. X. American Language Institute, 1990.
Cheung, H., and Susan Kemper. On Complexity Metrics. Conference Proceedings. Edited by F. Ingemann . Department of Linguistics, 1990.
Hummert, M. L., W. H. Crockett, and Susan Kemper. “Processing Mechanisms Underlying the Use of the Balance Schema.” Journal Articles 58 (1990): 5 & #8208;21.
Anagnopoulos, C., Susan Kemper, S. Norman, and H. Cheung. Syntactic Complexity and Adults’ Listening Comprehension. Conference Proceedings. Edited by F. Ingemann . University of Kansas Department of Linguistics, 1990.
Kemper, Susan. “Factoring Individual Differences into the Teachability of Language.” Book Chapters. edited by M. L. Rice and R. L. Schiefelbusch , 1989.
Kemper, Susan, D. Kynette, S. Rash, K. O’Brien, and R. Sprott. “Life‐Span Changes to Adults’ Language: Effects of Memory and Genre.” Journal Articles 10 (1989): 49 & #8208;66.
Kemper, Susan. “Priming the Comprehension of Metaphors.” Journal Articles 4 (1989): 1 & #8208;17.
Kemper, Susan. “Thinking about Thinking in Old Age.” Magazine Articles. University of Kansas, May 1988.
Kemper, Susan. “Geriatric Psycholinguistics: Syntactic Limitations of Oral and Written Language.” Book Chapters. edited by L. Light and D. Burke. Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Kemper, Susan, S. J. Rash, D. Kynette, and R. Sprott. Individual Differences and Genre Differences in Adults’ Language. Conference Proceedings. Edited by M. M. T. Henderson . Department of Linguistics, 1988.
Kemper, Susan. “Inferential Complexity and the Readability of Texts.” Book Chapters. edited by A. Davison and G. Green. Erlbaum Associates, 1988.
Kemper, Susan, and S. J. Rash. “Speech and Writing across the Life‐Span.” Book Chapters. edited by M. Gruneberg, P. Morris, and R. Sykes. John Wiley, 1988.
Kemper, Susan. “Constraints on Psychological Processes in Discourse Production.” Book Chapters. edited by H. W. Dechert and M. Raupach. Ablex, 1987.
Kemper, Susan. “Life‐Span Changes in Syntactic Complexity.” Journal Articles 42 (1987): 232 & #8208;238.
Kemper, Susan. “Syntactic Complexity and the Recall of Prose by Middle‐Aged and Elderly Adults.” Journal Articles 13 (1987): 47 & #8208;52.
Hoffman, R., and Susan Kemper. “What Could Reaction Time Studies Be Telling Us about Metaphors?” Journal Articles 2 (1987): 14–186.
Kynette, D., and Susan Kemper. “Aging and the Loss of Grammatical Forms.” Journal Articles 6 (1986): 65 & #8208;72.
Kemper, Susan. “All the World’s a Stage.” Reviews, 1986.
Kemper, Susan, and L. Edwards. “Children’s Expression of Causality and Their Construction of Narratives.” Journal Articles 7 (1986): 11 & #8208;20.
Friedrich, F. J., R. Martin, and Susan Kemper. “Consequences of a Phonological Coding Deficit for Sentence Processing.” Journal Articles 1 (1986): 385 & #8208;412.
Kemper, Susan. “Imitation of Complex Grammatical Constructions by Elderly Adults.” Journal Articles 7 (1986): 277 & #8208;287.
Kemper, Susan. “Inferential Processing and the Comprehension of Idioms.” Journal Articles 1 (1986): 43 & #8208;56.
Kemper, Susan, N. Otalvaro, R. Estill, and M. Schadler. “Questions of Facts and Inferences.” Book Chapters. edited by A. C. Graesser and J. B. Black. Erlbaum Associates, 1985.
Kemper, Susan. “ The Development of Narrative Skills: Explanations and Entertainments.” Book Chapters. edited by S. A. Kuczaj. Academic Press, 1984.
Rice, M., and Susan Kemper. Child Language and Cognition. Books. University Park Press, 1984.
Gardner, G., M. Schadler, and Susan Kemper. “Classification Strategies Used by Mandated Reporters in Judging Incidents of Child Abuse.” Journal Articles 12 (1984): 179 & #8208;183.
Kemper, Susan. “When to Speak like a Lady.” Journal Articles 10 (1984): 435 & #8208;443.
Kemper, Susan. “Measuring the Inference Load of a Text.” Journal Articles 75 (1983): 391 & #8208;401.
Kemper, Susan. “Filling in the Missing Links.” Journal Articles 21 (1982): 99 & #8208;107.
Estill, R. B., and Susan Kemper. “Interpreting Idioms.” Journal Articles 11 (1982): 559 & #8208;581.
Kemper, Susan. “Comprehension and the Interpretation of Proverbs.” Journal Articles 10 (1981): 179 & #8208;198.
Kemper, Susan, and D. Thissen. Dimensions of Requests. Conference Proceedings. Edited by M. M. T. Henderson. Department of Linguistics, 1981.
Kemper, Susan, and D. Thissen. “How Polite? A Reply to Clark and Schunk.” Journal Articles 9 (1981): 305 & #8208;309.
Kemper, Susan, and D. Thissen. “Memory for the Dimensions of Requests.” Journal Articles 20 (1981): 552 & #8208;563.
Kemper, Susan. “Memory for the Form and Force of Declaratives and Interrogatives.” Journal Articles 8 (1980): 367 & #8208;371.
Kemper, Susan, and J. Catlin. “On the Role of Semantic Constraints in Sentence Comprehension.” Journal Articles 22 (1979): 253 & #8208;267.
Kemper, Susan, J. Catlin, and J. S. Bowers. “On the Surface Structure of Infinitive‐Complement Sentences.” Journal Articles 6 (1977): 1 & #8208;19.
Kemper, Susan, and Lori Altmann. “Dementia and Language.” Encyclopedia Entries, Accepted/In Press.

Selected Grants

Advanced Statistics Core for the Biobehavioral Neurosciences of Communication Disorders Center. National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders. (1/1/2012 - 12/31/2014). Federal. Status: Funded
Level II Research Investiment Grant: I-70 Aging Network. (1/1/2013 - 12/31/2014). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Reasoning Exercises in Assisted Living. National Institute for Nursing Research. (1/1/2010 - 12/31/2013). Federal. Status: Funded
Advanced Statistics Core for the Biobehavioral Neurosciences of Communication Disorders Center. National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders. (1/1/2007 - 12/31/2012). Federal. Status: Funded
Language Impairments across the Life Span. NIDCD, Child Language Training Grants. (1/1/2007 - 12/31/2012). Federal. Status: Funded
Measuring Spoken Language Variability in Elderly Individuals,. National Science Foundation. (1/1/2008 - 12/31/2011). Federal. Status: Funded
Dual Task Costs of Language Production for Young and Older Adults. National Institute of Aging. (1/1/2005 - 12/31/2010). Federal. Status: Funded
Advanced Statistics Core for the Biobehavioral Neurosciences of Communication Disorders Center. National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders. (1/1/2002 - 12/31/2007). Federal. Status: Funded
Costs of Conversation for Post-Stroke Individuals. Heartland Chapter, American Heart Association External. (1/1/2005 - 12/31/2007). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
Language Impairments across the Life Span. NIDCD, Child Language Training Grants. (1/1/2002 - 12/31/2007). Federal. Status: Funded
Measuring Executive Function in Aging and Aging‐Related Neurological Diseases. Kansas City Area Life Sciences, Inc.. (12/31/2007). Foundation. Status: Funded
Tracking Older Adults’ Eye Movements while Reading with Distraction. National Institute of Aging. (1/1/2002 - 12/31/2006). Federal. Status: Funded
Speech Accommodations By and To Older Adults. National Institute of Aging. (1/1/1998 - 12/31/2004). Federal. Status: Funded
Research and Training Program in Communication and Aging. National Institute of Aging. (1/1/1998 - 12/31/2003). Federal. Status: Funded
Request for Eye Tracker Laboratory. University of Kansas Medical Center Biomedical Research Support. (12/31/2001). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Subcontract as part of Independent and Dependent Life in the Elderly. National Institute of Aging. (1/1/1993 - 12/31/2001). Federal. Status: Funded
Language Impairments across the Life Span. NIDCD, Child Language Training Grants. (1/1/1995 - 12/31/2000). Federal. Status: Funded
Pilot Project as part of Pepper Older American Center. National Institute of Aging. (1/1/1998 - 12/31/1999). Federal. Status: Funded
Research and Training Program in Communication and Aging. National Institute of Aging. (1/1/1993 - 12/31/1998). Federal. Status: Funded
Sedona Conference on Constraints on Language: Aging, Memory, and Grammar. Merrill Advanced Studies Institute, University of Kansas. (1/1/1997 - 12/31/1998). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Speech Accommodations By and To Older Adults. National Institute of Aging. (1/1/1993 - 12/31/1998). Federal. Status: Funded
Supplement to Speech Accommodations By and To Older Adults. National Institute of Aging. (1/1/1994 - 12/31/1996). Federal. Status: Funded
Research Career Development Award. National Institute of Aging. (1/1/1990 - 12/31/1994). Federal. Status: Funded
Communication and Aging Program Project Development. University of Kansas Research Development Fund. (1/1/1992 - 12/31/1993). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Language of Dementia, a pilot project as part of the Alzheimer's Disease Center Core Grant. National Institute of Aging. (1/1/1992 - 12/31/1993). Federal. Status: Funded
Language and Aging. (1/1/1991 - 12/31/1992). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Geriatric Psycholinguistics. University of Kansas Biomedical Research Support. (1/1/1990 - 12/31/1991). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Geriatric Psycholinguistics. National Institute of Aging. (1/1/1986 - 12/31/1991). Federal. Status: Funded
Language in Education. DoE, Child Language Training Grants. (1/1/1986 - 12/31/1989). Federal. Status: Funded
Measuring Linguistic Complexity. (1/1/1988 - 12/31/1989). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Request for a Flat‐bed Plotter. University of Kansas Biomedical Research Support. (1/1/1987 - 12/31/1988). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Request for Video Recording Equipment. University of Kansas Biomedical Research Support. (1/1/1987 - 12/31/1988). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Small Instrumentation Grant for a Speech Spectrograph. National Institutes of Health. (12/31/1988). Federal. Status: Funded
Training Speech and Language Researchers. NINCDS, Child Language Training Grants. (1/1/1983 - 12/31/1988). Federal. Status: Funded
Training Child Language Researchers,. NICHD: Child Language Training Grants. (1/1/1983 - 12/31/1987). Federal. Status: Funded
Language Development in Educational Settings. DoE, Child Language Training Grants. (1/1/1983 - 12/31/1986). Federal. Status: Funded
Syntactic and Conceptual Variation in Figurative Language. (1/1/1985 - 12/31/1986). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Aging and the Loss of Grammatical Forms. University of Kansas Biomedical Research Support. (1/1/1984 - 12/31/1985). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Integration of Figurative Language. (1/1/1984 - 12/31/1985). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
An Information Processing Approach to Reading. National Science Foundation. (1/1/1981 - 12/31/1984). Federal. Status: Funded
Computer‐Assisted Language Analyses. University of Kansas Biomedical Research Support. (1/1/1983 - 12/31/1984). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Children's Comprehension of Stories. (1/1/1980 - 12/31/1981). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Role of Knowledge Structures in Story Comprehension. (1/1/1979 - 12/31/1980). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Comprehension of Questions and Answers. (1/1/1978 - 12/31/1979). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded

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