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Age-related effects on speech production: A review

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In discourse, older adults tend to be more verbose and more disfluent than young adults, especially when the task is difficult and when it places few constraints on the content of the utterance. This may be due to (a) language-specific deficits in planning the content and syntactic structure of utterances or in selecting and retrieving words from the mental lexicon, (b) a general deficit in inhibiting irrelevant information, or (c) the selection of a specific speech style. The possibility tha...

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10.1080/01690960444000278

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
Journal:
LANGUAGE AND COGNITIVE PROCESSES More from this journal
Volume:
21
Issue:
1-3
Pages:
238-290
Publication date:
2006-01-01
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EISSN:
1464-0732
ISSN:
0169-0965
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pubs:311662
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uuid:1e454640-3346-46da-89ff-f81a312bd042
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pubs:311662
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311662
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2013-11-16

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