Language Development

The lifespan perspective

| Freie Universität Berlin
| Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
ISBN 9789027218797 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027268662 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
Language Development: The lifespan perspective generates insights into the central issues of age-dependent language change, focusing especially on the middle and later stages of life. The contributors exploit contemporary and historical longitudinal data, adopting psycholinguistic, corpus linguistic and sociolinguistic approaches. Linguistic changes are discussed against the background of cognitive, somatic and social factors. Bringing the resulting contributions together, the volume aims to resume the discussion of contradictions between the models of change and constancy over an individual’s lifespan that have not been sufficiently resolved to date. The volume is intended to serve as an interdisciplinary reference resource for those conducting research on language development and the aging process and as a supplementary course book on language variability and change.
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Table of Contents
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Investigating the lifespan perspective
Annette Gerstenberg and Anja Voeste
Disassociating the effects of age from phonetic change: A longitudinal study of formant frequencies
Ulrich Reubold and Jonathan Harrington
Phonological variation in real time: Patterns of adult linguistic stability and change
David Bowie
Language production in late life
Susan Kemper
Vocabulary and dementia in six novelists
Ian Lancashire
A sociolinguistic perspective on vocabulary richness in a seven-year comparison of older adults
Annette Gerstenberg
Age-related variation and language change in Early Modern English
Terttu Nevalainen
Lifespan and linguistic awareness: The case of 18th-century Italian autobiographers
Lorenzo Tomasin
Tired mind or tired hand?: Linguistic changes in the private letters of a Baltic German nobleman
Anja Voeste
Kriegsausbruch, Kriegs Ausbruch, KriegsAusbruch: On the possible connection between linguistic variation and age, based on personal journals from 1892 to 1944
Britt-Marie Schuster
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BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2015000832 | Marc record