New Perspectives on the Aging Lexicon

Dirk U. Wulff*, Simon De Deyne, Michael N. Jones, Rui Mata, Joseph L. Austerweil, R. Harald Baayen, David A. Balota, Andrea Baronchelli, Marc Brysbaert, Qing Cai, Simon Dennis, Thomas T. Hills, Yoed N. Kenett, Emmanuel Keuleers, Marco Marelli, Serguei Pakhomov, Michael Ramscar, Lael J. Schooler, Yee Lee Shing, Alessandra S. da Souza & 3 others Cynthia S. Q. Siew, Gert Storms, Joao Verissimo

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Abstract

The field of cognitive aging has seen considerable advances in describing the linguistic and semantic changes that happen during the adult life span to uncover the structure of the mental lexicon (i.e., the mental repository of lexical and conceptual representations). Nevertheless, there is still debate concerning the sources of these changes, including the role of environmental exposure and several cognitive mechanisms associated with learning, representation, and retrieval of information. We review the current status of research in this field and outline a framework that promises to assess the contribution of both ecological and psychological aspects to the aging lexicon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)686-698
Number of pages13
JournalTrends in Cognitive Science
Volume23
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

Keywords

  • VISUAL WORD RECOGNITION
  • CORTICAL ORGANIZATION
  • SEMANTIC COGNITION
  • FREE ASSOCIATION
  • SERIAL-RECALL
  • OLDER-ADULTS
  • LIFE-SPAN
  • MEMORY
  • AGE
  • REPRESENTATIONS

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Wulff, D. U., De Deyne, S., Jones, M. N., Mata, R., Austerweil, J. L., Baayen, R. H., ... Verissimo, J. (2019). New Perspectives on the Aging Lexicon. Trends in Cognitive Science, 23(8), 686-698. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2019.05.003
Wulff, Dirk U. ; De Deyne, Simon ; Jones, Michael N. ; Mata, Rui ; Austerweil, Joseph L. ; Baayen, R. Harald ; Balota, David A. ; Baronchelli, Andrea ; Brysbaert, Marc ; Cai, Qing ; Dennis, Simon ; Hills, Thomas T. ; Kenett, Yoed N. ; Keuleers, Emmanuel ; Marelli, Marco ; Pakhomov, Serguei ; Ramscar, Michael ; Schooler, Lael J. ; Shing, Yee Lee ; da Souza, Alessandra S. ; Siew, Cynthia S. Q. ; Storms, Gert ; Verissimo, Joao. / New Perspectives on the Aging Lexicon. In: Trends in Cognitive Science. 2019 ; Vol. 23, No. 8. pp. 686-698.
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Wulff, DU, De Deyne, S, Jones, MN, Mata, R, Austerweil, JL, Baayen, RH, Balota, DA, Baronchelli, A, Brysbaert, M, Cai, Q, Dennis, S, Hills, TT, Kenett, YN, Keuleers, E, Marelli, M, Pakhomov, S, Ramscar, M, Schooler, LJ, Shing, YL, da Souza, AS, Siew, CSQ, Storms, G & Verissimo, J 2019, 'New Perspectives on the Aging Lexicon', Trends in Cognitive Science, vol. 23, no. 8, pp. 686-698. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2019.05.003

New Perspectives on the Aging Lexicon. / Wulff, Dirk U.; De Deyne, Simon; Jones, Michael N.; Mata, Rui; Austerweil, Joseph L.; Baayen, R. Harald; Balota, David A.; Baronchelli, Andrea; Brysbaert, Marc; Cai, Qing; Dennis, Simon; Hills, Thomas T.; Kenett, Yoed N.; Keuleers, Emmanuel; Marelli, Marco; Pakhomov, Serguei; Ramscar, Michael; Schooler, Lael J.; Shing, Yee Lee; da Souza, Alessandra S.; Siew, Cynthia S. Q.; Storms, Gert; Verissimo, Joao.

In: Trends in Cognitive Science, Vol. 23, No. 8, 08.2019, p. 686-698.

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Wulff DU, De Deyne S, Jones MN, Mata R, Austerweil JL, Baayen RH et al. New Perspectives on the Aging Lexicon. Trends in Cognitive Science. 2019 Aug;23(8):686-698. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2019.05.003