Cognition, Language and Aging

| College of Allied Health Sciences, East Carolina University
ISBN 9789027212320 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
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Age-related changes in cognitive and language functions have been extensively researched over the past half-century. The older adult represents a unique population for studying cognition and language because of the many challenges that are presented with investigating this population, including individual differences in education, life experiences, health issues, social identity, as well as gender. The purpose of this book is to provide an advanced text that considers these unique challenges and assembles in one source current information regarding (a) language in the aging population and (b) current theories accounting for age-related changes in language function. A thoughtful and comprehensive review of current research spanning different disciplines that study aging will achieve this purpose. Such disciplines include linguistics, psychology, sociolinguistics, neurosciences, cognitive sciences, and communication sciences.

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Table of Contents
Cognition, language, and aging: An introduction
Amy Henderson and Heather Harris Wright
The Tip-of-the-Tongue phenomenon: Who, what, and why
Lise Abrams and Danielle K. Davis
Age-related effects on language production: A combined psycholinguistic and neurocognitive perspective
Andrea Marini and Sara Andreetta
Aging effects on discourse production
Stephen Kintz, Gerasimos Fergadiotis and Heather Harris Wright
Language comprehension in aging
Gayle DeDe and Jessica Knilans
The role of cognition on age-related changes in language, memory, and mental models
David E. Copeland, Nicole J. Bies-Hernandez and Kris Gunawan
Reading in normally aging adults
Peter C. Gordon, Matthew W. Lowder and Renske S. Hoedemaker
Cognitive and linguistic processes among oldest old persons: Heterogeneity, methodological challenges, and relevance of psychosocial resources
Jennifer A. Margrett, Peter Martin, John L. Woodard and Leonard W. Poon
Sociolinguistics, language, and aging
Boyd Davis and Margaret Maclagan
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFD – Psycholinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2015049305 | Marc record