Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
Words women use: An exploration of the effects of ageing on language in Australian women
We aim to investigate change in language related to ageing in Australian women. We ask, In the process of healthy ageing, can we expect individuals' language use to change? If so, are there general patterns in this change? Our interdisciplinary research team will pioneer the application of new methods of computerised corpus-based linguistic analysis to the language of older Australians, constructing a reference set of typical language and thus contributing to knowledge about this group and helping to meet the demands of the increasing ageing population in Australia over the next 10-20 years.
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Prof Deborah Loxton
Dr Elizabeth Spencer
Prof Hugh Craig
A/Prof Alison Ferguson
Mr Kim Colyvas
Mr Bill Pascoe
Megan Vile
Ms Megan Valentine