Keyboard Shortcuts

So, my Nexus 4 finally arrived and I have to say I'm bloody loving it. The best £280 I've ever spent! Android has evolved more in the last 12 months while i've been away than iOS has throughout it's entire life and the Nexus is a solid device!

I am missing one thing however.... Keyboard shortcuts! I used to have the iOS keyboard set so that if i typed 'qq' it would write out my email address. Can I do this in Android?