Publication details [#29277]
Coupland, Nikolas, Justine Coupland and Howard Giles. 1991. Language, society and the elderly: discourse, identity and ageing. (Language in Society 18). Oxford: Blackwell. xi + 220 pp.
Book – monograph
This volume deals with language policy and sociolinguistic implications of the emerging demographics of an 'ageing' society, addressing issues as aged people's discourse strategies -referring to the Communication Accomodation Theory-, language decline, and intergenerational (mis)communication.
Nuessel, Frank. 1992. Review of N. Coupland, J. Coupland and H. Giles (1991: ´Language society and the elderly: discourse, identity and ageing.´).. Language Problems and Language Planning 16 (3) : 272–274.