Skip to Content

Department of Cognitive Science

Cognitive Science Alumni

Elisabeth (Lisi) Beyersmann

Elisabeth (Lisi) Beyersmann

Thesis Details

Morphological processing in visual word recognition by children and adults.

My research focuses on the role of morphological structure in visual word recognition in both children and adults. Morphological representations are thought to be correlations between the physically perceived visual word form and the abstract neuronal representation of the word's meaning. There is still uncertainty as to whether polymorphemic words are represented in the mental lexicon in a morphologically decomposed form or rather as whole-word representations. Do we decompose first and use decomposition as a standard method? Or do we only use it when whole-word access fails? In order to compare different types of whole-word and morpheme-based theories, my PhD will consider the role of the stem, the affix, and their relationship in morphological processing.

  • Type: PhD
  • Scholarship : MQRES
  • Supervisors : Professor Anne Castles, Professor Max Coltheart and Associate Professor Lyndsey Nickels

Elisabeth (Lisi) is also a current member of the department. For more information on Elisabeth (Lisi)'s research please visit their Department of Cognitive Science profile.

Elisabeth (Lisi) is also a current member of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders. For more information on Elisabeth (Lisi)'s research please visit their CCD profile.

Further Information


Who is Visiting

  • Associate Professor Sarah Fernandez Guinea
  • Dr Jun Lai
  • Dr Olena Nikolenko
  • Dr Lianzhong Zheng
  • Dr Emmanual Chemla
  • Dr Erik Chang
  • Dr Joel Krueger
  • Professor Kate Nation
  • Dr Susanne Ravn
  • Associate Professor Sara Hart
  • Dr Dona Jayakody
  • Dr Christos Pliatsikas
  • Professor James Douglas Saddy
  • Professor Ingo Bojak
  • Professor Sylvain Baillet
  • [Previous Visitors]

Contact Details

Telephone: (02) 9850 9599
Fax : (02) 9850 6059
Email :
Web :