Language and Aging


This course will examine language acquisition, maintenance and loss across the life cycle. Research will include experiments and data collection with healthy subjects and in pathology (including different aphasias and dementias). Special foci include cognitive neurolinguistic approaches to understanding acquisition and maintenance of languages (first, second, third, etc.) across different age groups, bi- and multilingualism in aging, hypotheses about cognitive reserve, use of imaging in understanding languages in the healthy and pathological brain, and developing new protocols for future research.
Curriculum Codes
  • NS
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • LINGUIST 413
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring