Discourse processing and development through the adult lifespan

Elizabeth A L Stine-Morrow, Gabriel A. Radvansky

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Participation in the discourse world in its varied forms (e.g., reading a novel or newspaper, watching a movie, or engaging in conversation) is essential to effective functioning throughout the adult lifespan. Adult development is characterized by multidimensional change in cognition, encompassing both gain and loss (Baltes, 1987; Linderberger, 2014), which can impact the way in which language and discourse are processed (Radvansky & Dijkstra, 2007; Stine-Morrow, Miller, & Hertzog, 2006). The possibility that discourse understanding might be compromised with aging, or otherwise change in quality, is a practically important issue given the fact of population aging. It has been recognized for some time in the scholarly literature and popular press that increased life expectancy is contributing to a dramatic increase in the relative proportion of older adults (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division, 2013). While the percentage of the world’s population aged 60 and over was 12% in 2013 (up from 8% in 1950), the projection is that this will increase to 21% by 2050.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Discourse Processes, Second Edition
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages247-268
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781317417989
ISBN (Print)9781138920095
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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discourse
Population
popular press
Newspapers
United Nations
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Motion Pictures
life expectancy
Life Expectancy
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Cognition
projection
Reading
cognition
UNO
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Language
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  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Stine-Morrow, E. A. L., & Radvansky, G. A. (2017). Discourse processing and development through the adult lifespan. In The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Processes, Second Edition (pp. 247-268). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315687384

Discourse processing and development through the adult lifespan. / Stine-Morrow, Elizabeth A L; Radvansky, Gabriel A.

The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Processes, Second Edition. Taylor and Francis, 2017. p. 247-268.

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Stine-Morrow, EAL & Radvansky, GA 2017, Discourse processing and development through the adult lifespan. in The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Processes, Second Edition. Taylor and Francis, pp. 247-268. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315687384
Stine-Morrow EAL, Radvansky GA. Discourse processing and development through the adult lifespan. In The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Processes, Second Edition. Taylor and Francis. 2017. p. 247-268 https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315687384
Stine-Morrow, Elizabeth A L ; Radvansky, Gabriel A. / Discourse processing and development through the adult lifespan. The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Processes, Second Edition. Taylor and Francis, 2017. pp. 247-268
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