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Constraints on Language: Aging, Grammar, and Memory

Editors: Kemper, Susan, Kliegl, Reinhold (Eds.)

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Susan Kemper A debate about the role of working memory in language processing has become center-most in psycholinguistics (Caplan & Waters, in press; Just & Carpenter, 1992; Just, Carpenter, & Keller, 1996; Waters & Caplan, 1996). This debate concerns which aspects of language processing are vulnerable to working memory limitations, how working memory is best measured, and whether compensatory processes can offset working memory limitations. Age-comparative studies are particularly relevant to this debate for several reasons: difficulties with language and communication are frequently mentioned by older adults and signal the onset of Alzheimer's dementia and other pathologies associated with age; older adults commonly experience working memory limitations that affect their ability to perform everyday activities; the rapid aging of the United States population has forced psychologists and gerontologists to examine the effects of aging on cognition, drawing many investigators to the study of cognitive aging. Older adults constitute ideal population for studying how working memory limitations affect cognitive performance, particularly language and communication. Age-comparative studies of cognitive processes have advanced our understanding of the temporal dynamics of cognition as well as the working memory demands of many types of tasks (Kliegl, Mayr, & Krampe, 1994; Mayr & Kliegl, 1993). The research findings reviewed in this volume have clear implications - for addressing the practical problems of older adults as consumers of leisure ti- reading, radio and television broadcasts, as targets of medical, legal, and financial documents, and as participants in a web of service agencies and volunteer activities.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Language Production and Aging

    Pages 3-27

    Burke, Deborah M.

  • Working Memory and Spoken Language Comprehension: The Case for Age Stability in Conceptual Short-Term Memory

    Pages 29-52

    Wingfield, Arthur (et al.)

  • Discourse Processing and Aging: Resource Allocation As a Limiting Factor

    Pages 53-75

    Stine-Morrow, Elizabeth A. L. (et al.)

  • Limitations on Syntactic Processing

    Pages 79-105

    Kemper, Susan (et al.)

  • Verbal Working Memory Capacity and On-Line Sentence Processing Efficiency in the Elderly

    Pages 107-135

    Waters, Gloria (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Constraints on Language: Aging, Grammar, and Memory
Editors
  • Susan Kemper
  • Reinhold Kliegl
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-46902-2
DOI
10.1007/b108296
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-8526-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-7190-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 324
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