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Title Language development : the lifespan perspective / edited by Annette Gerstenberg, Free University Berlin ; Anja Voeste, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2015]
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Series Impact, studies in language and society, 1385-7908 ; Volume 37
Impact, studies in language and society ; Volume 37
Contents Language Development; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; List of abbreviations ; Investigating the lifespan perspective; 1. Introduction; 2. Basic problems and questions; 2.1 Age and lifespan; 2.2 Age, lifespan, and language; 3. Problems and questions -- and the papers; 3.1 The linguistic lifespan: Patterns and configurations; 3.2 The linguistic lifespan: Determinants and contexts; References; Disassociating the effects of age from phonetic change; 1. Introduction; 2. Data; 2.1 Speaker; 2.2 Materials; 3. General method; 4. Previous results and conclusions
2.2 Growth rates2.3 Fillers; 3. Analysis; 3.1 Data; 3.2 Methodological remarks; 3.3 Analysis; 3.3.1 Types (V); 3.3.2 Growth rate; 3.3.3 Parts of speech: Fillers; 4. Discussion; 5. Conclusion; References; Age-related variation and language change in Early Modern English; 1. Introduction; 2. Generational and lifespan changes; 3. Linguistic variables; 4. Data and method; 4.1 Principles of data retrieval; 4.2 Estimating progressive and conservative individuals; 5. Results of the analysis; 5.1 Overall findings; 5.2 The (you) variable; 6. Discussion; 7. Conclusion; References
3. Variable and general patterns4. Individual results; 5. Discussion and conclusions; References; Language production in late life; 1. Introduction; 2. Aging and neurological function; 2.1 Word finding; 2.2 Working memory, executive functions, and language production; 2.2.1 Ceiling on production; 2.2.2 Dual-tasking; 2.2.3 Aging and social interactions; 2.2.4 Elderspeak; 2.2.5 Off-target verbosity; 3. Conclusions; References; Vocabulary and dementia in six novelists; 1. Language and dementia; 2. Agatha Christie; 3. Six writers; 4. Iris Murdoch; 5. Enid Blyton; 6. Ross Macdonald
4.1 Results of Reubold, Harrington & Kleber (2010)4.2 Conclusions from Reubold, Harrington & Kleber (2010); 4.3 Informal descriptive analysis of phonetic changes; 5. Aims of the current study; 5.1 Age-related changes; 5.2 Phonetic changes; 6. Experiment I; 6.1 Method; 6.2 Results; 6.3 Discussion; 7. Experiment II; 7.1 Method; 7.2 Results; 7.3 Discussion; 8. Experiment III; 8.1 Method; 8.2 Results; 8.3 Discussion; 9. Summary and conclusions; References; Phonological variation in real time; 1. Adult linguistic stability and apparent time; 2. Data source and speakers
7. Frank Baum, R.A. Freeman, and James Hilton8. Conclusions; References; Appendix A: Novels analyzed; 1. Frank Baum; 2. R.A. Freeman; 3. James Hilton; 4. Enid Blyton; 5. Ross Macdonald; 6. Iris Murdoch; Appendix B; 1. Blyton: The opening of Five are Together Again; 2. Macdonald: The opening of Winnipeg, 1929; 3. Murdoch: The close of Jackson's Dilemma; A sociolinguistic perspective on vocabulary richness in a seven-year comparison of French-speaking elderly; 1. Lifespan and the lexicon; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Vocabulary in old age; 1.3 Language change; 2. Lexical richness; 2.1 Types
Summary This paper focuses on the writing of compound words in the private journals of Thomas Mann (1875-1955) and Harry Graf Kessler (1868-1937),* with special attention to their later years. It will be established that the percentage of closed compound words decreases with time while hyphenated compound words, medial capital spelling and separate spelling increase - resulting in a greater variety of compounds. Endogenous and exogenous factors influencing their writing will also be examined. The variability of compounds outside the orthographic norm increases noticeably in conjunction with the age of
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Subject Language acquisition -- Study and teaching
Language and languages -- Study and teaching
Language and languages -- Variation
Second language acquisition
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Alphabets & Writing Systems.
Language acquisition -- Study and teaching.
Language and languages -- Study and teaching.
Language and languages -- Variation.
Second language acquisition.
Form Electronic book
Author Gerstenberg, Annette, editor
Voeste, Anja, editor
LC no. 2015005346
ISBN 9027268665 (pdf)
9789027268662 (pdf)
(hb ; alk. paper)
(hb ; alk. paper)