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Komunikacja językowa osób starszych
Elderly language communication

Author(s): Jolanta Gebreselassie, Danuta Godlewska
Subject(s): Education, Communication studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Akademii im. Jakuba z Paradyża
Keywords: aging; senior citizens; communication; specific aspects of linguistic communication with the elderly; OTV phenomenon (Off Target Verbosity); TOT phenomenon (Tip-of-the Tongue)

Summary/Abstract: Demographic changes point to the need to pay attention to the characteristics, needs and opportunities of people at old age. The article presents changes in verbal communication taking place as a result of physiological aging. It is written the transformationof speech due to changes in the structural and functional characteristics of thisstage of life. It is also described a transformation in the field of programming language, using a dictionary specific phenomena of communication: OTV (Off Target Verbosity) and TOT (Tip-of-the Tongue) and attention is paid to intergenerational communication.

  • Issue Year: 15/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 21-33
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish