LINGUIST List 33.846

Fri Mar 04 2022

Confs: General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 04-Mar-2022
From: David Bowie <>
Subject: Corpora for Language and Aging Research 5
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Corpora for Language and Aging Research 5
Short Title: CLARe5

Date: 09-Mar-2022 - 11-Mar-2022
Location: Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Contact: David Bowie
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The CLARe (Corpora for Language and Aging Research) conferences are dedicated to bringing researchers together who are interested in language and aging research and contributing to a more nuanced perspective on the connections between language and aging. We hope to stimulate contributions that help to better identify the position of language and aging research in the broader context of linguistics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and psycho- and neurolinguistics. In addition, our aim is to establish cooperation with fields such as gerontology, psychology, and sociology, as well as nursing, social work, and economics. When it comes to aging, an interdisciplinary approach is mandatory.

CLARe5 is being held fully online 9–11 March 2022, hosted by the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Plenary addresses will be offered by Cécile Fougeron (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique & Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle), Jordan Lewis (University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth), and Suzanne Evans Wagner (Michigan State University).

More information about the conference, including a full schedule of papers, is available at


All times listed are in the Alaska time zone (GMT-9), see for a conference program that can be adjusted for your local time zone

Wednesday, 9 March 2022

8:00am–8:30am: Welcoming remarks

8:30am–9:30am: Plenary: Jordan Lewis: Connections between language and aging: Teaching language improves Elder health and wellbeing

9:45am–11:45am: Session 1: Perceptions of Aging
Anna Jespersen & Michaela Hejná: “No one thinks I sound old”: Phonation as a social index—and physiological marker—of the ageing voice
Johanna Mechler: Effects of speaker and listener age on professionalism rat(ing)s: A study from the North-East of England
Taochen Zhou: Conceptual metaphors of “old age” in English newspapers
Michael Erard: Toward a linguistics of death

12:00pm–1:00pm: Session 2: Aging Across Languages
Alysson Lepeut & Emily Shaw: Interaction management strategies of older Deaf adults: Cross-linguistic insights from American Sign Language (ASL) and French Belgian Sign Language (LSFB)
Anna Smirnova Henriques, Aleksandra Skorobogatova, Svetlana Ruseishvili, Sandra Madureira & Irina Sekerina: BraPoRus, a spoken corpus of elderly heritage Russian in Brazil: Early challenges and future plans

Thursday, 10 March 2022

8:00am - 9:00am: Plenary: Suzanne Evans Wagner: Self-recorded audio diaries as a source of data across the lifespan

9:15am–9:45am: A new journal!

9:45am–11:15am: Session 3: Constructing Age
Carolin Schneider & Besa Qalaj: “¿Cómo te sientes?–With my butt!”: Code-choice related humor in bilingual speakers living with dementia of the Alzheimer’s type
Agnieszka Kiełkiewicz-Janowiak: Senior voices revisited: Constructing late and later life in Poland
Katrin Karl: Addressee-specific narratives in older age: A qualitative study of narratives from two different groups of older speakers

11:30am–1:30pm: Session 4: Age and Cognition
Jana Reifegerste: Healthy aging affects storage-based, but not rule-based inflectional processing: A cross-modal priming study on German plurals
Míša Hejná & Anna Jespersen: Ageing well: Social but also biological reasons for age-grading
Michael Cutter, Kevin Paterson & Ruth Filik: Age invariance in syntactic prediction during self-paced reading
Willem van Boxtel & Laurel Lawyer: A matter of memory? Age-invariant relative clause disambiguation and memory interference in older adults

Friday. 11 March 2022

8:00am - 9:00am: Plenary: Cécile Fougeron: Age-related changes in adult speech

9:15am–11:15am: Session 5: Aging in Society
Jenny Paananen & Camilla Lindholm: Discussing limitations of autonomy in care negotiation meetings between nurses and nursing home residents’ family members
Fateme Atraki: Verbal abuse and old age: A sociolinguistic approach to age-based violence in Persian-speaking society of Iran
Svetlana Malyutina, Alina Zabolotskaia, Victor Savilov, Timur Syunyakov, Elena Kurmysheva, Natalia Osipova, Marat Kurmyshev, Olga Karpenko & Alisa Andryuschenko: Subjective complaints and objective measures of the language function in mild cognitive impairment: Evidence from word naming and sentence comprehension
Denis Jamet & Christophe Coupé: Old age, aging and their representations: Methodology for designing an online corpus

11:30am–1:00pm: Session 6: Aging and Variation
Letizia Cerqueglini: Cross-generational change and accommodation in spatial language: Successful aging in the Muṯallaṯ Arabic-speaking community
Sali Tagliamonte, Alison Chasteen & Katharina Pabst: A great story: Aging and the adjectives of positive evaluation
Heike Pichler & Cara Walker: Stative possessives in later life: More evidence from Tyneside

1:00pm–1:15pm: Closing remarks, future plans, and farewells

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