About the Workshop

For June 28, 2013, Deborah Keller-Cohen and Loraine K. Obler have organized a one-day workshop bringing together people working on language and aging from different perspectives to be part of the 2013 Linguistics Institute to be held in Ann Arbor, MI.

Speakers include:

Dalia Cahana-Amitay, Boston University School of Medicine and VA Boston Healthcare  Center
Brooke Hallowell, Ohio University
Toshiko Hamaguchi, University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo, Japan
Heidi E. Hamilton, Georgetown University
Deborah Keller-Cohen, University of Michigan
Susan Kemper, University of Kansas
Loraine Obler, City University of New York Graduate Center, Boston University School of     Medicine and VA Boston Healthcare Center


In addition to a set of papers by these senior scholars to address answered and yet-to-be answered questions, there will be a set of poster presentations by doctoral students, post-docs, and other scholars working in the area.

Scholars taking different linguistic approaches to study language and aging rarely get to talk with each other. In this one-day workshop, we bring together scholars conducting studies of social interaction in healthy and in individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease as well as those conducting studies of language-task abilities that change with aging (and its concomitant health issues) and/or Alzheimer’s Disease.