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Language and Aging

  • Susan Kemper and Cheryl Anagnopoulos

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In the late 1970s Gillian Cohen surveyed research on the effects of aging on language and concluded that “geriatric psycholinguistics is virtually an unexplored territory” (1979:412). In the decade since she reached this conclusion, psycholinguists, sociolinguists, speech-language pathologists, and cognitive scientists have begun to explore this territory and to map a wide range of age-related changes to language.

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