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Focus on Language and Aging

International Conference at Freie Universität from March 6 to 8, 2017

№ 033/2017 from Feb 20, 2017

A conference to be held March 6 to 8, 2017, at Freie Universität Berlin will address age-related changes in language use. Psychologists and linguists from Germany and abroad will examine longitudinal studies in which language and communication in old age are investigated on an empirical basis. Another focus will be on multilingualism and communication in nursing situations in different cultural contexts. The conference language will be English. It is public, and admission is free. Please sign up via the website www.clare-corpora.org.

The conference participants will examine how and why language use changes with increasing age. They will discuss what psychologists and linguists can learn from each other. In addition, there will be a round table discussion addressing how findings from language research can be made accessible and useful for nurses, family members, and aging persons themselves. The conference is being held by the Corpora for Language and Aging Research (CLARe) network. It is being organized jointly by Prof. Dr. Annette Gerstenberg from Freie Universität Berlin and Dr. Catherine Bolly from the University of Cologne/UC Louvain. Their goals are to promote international exchange across strict subject boundaries and to establish genuinely linguistics issues in the field of research on human aging.

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Prof. Dr. Annette Gerstenberg, Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838-54611, Email: annette.gerstenberg@fu-berlin.de