Abstracts and programme




Wednesday (Feb 27)

11:00 CLARe: Board, Chairs, Inscription

Welcome addresses
CLARe opening Camilla Lindholm and Annette Gerstenberg
Professor Pirjo Hiidenmaa (Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki)

  Chair: Annette Gerstenberg
14:00 Plenary Frans Gregersen (University of Copenhagen):
Changes across linguistic levels and across life stages: In search of a pattern
15:00 David Bowie (Department of English, University of Alaska): Post-vernacular variation amidst a changing vernacular: The case of back vowel fronting in Utah
15:30 Karen V. Beaman (Queen Mary University of London), Harald Baayen & Michael Ramscar (Department of Linguistics, University of Tübingen): Defounding the Effects of Competition and Attrition on Dialect Across the Lifespan
16:00 Coffee break
  Chair: Camilla Lindholm
16:30 Katja Jauhiainen & Seija Pekkala (Department of Psychology and Logopedics, University of Helsinki): Cohesive devices in the devices of a person with Alzheimer's disease
17:00 Jan Svennevig & Anne Marie Landmark (Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan, University of Oslo): Managing knowledge claims in dementia care encounters
17:30 Kaarina Mononen (Department of Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies, University of Helsinki): Supporting residents’ autonomy in interaction in residential care homes

Thursday (Feb 28)


Chair: Jan Svennevig

09:00 Carolin Schneider & Birte Bös (Department of Anglophone Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen): Metapragmatic reflections on verbal interactions with Alzheimer’s Dementia patients – A social media study
09:30 Plenary Christina Samuelsson (Linköping University): Communication involving people with dementia
10:30 Anna Charalambidou (Media Department, Middlesex University): Terms of address in peer interactions of older women
11:00 Break
  Chair: Christina Samuelsson
11:30 Heidi Hamilton & Didem Ikizoglu (Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University): Dementia and triadic cognitive testing interactions: On adult companions talking during the Mini-Mental State Exam
12:00 Yoshiko Matsumoto (Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University): Looking through the glasses of Lee, a woman with Alzheimer’s
12:30 Lunch
  Chair: Sylvie Ratté
13:30 Minxia Luo (Department of Psychology, University of Zürich) & Gerold Schneider (English Department, University of Zürich): Real-life Language Use Across Different Interlocutors: Two Naturalistic Observation Studies of Adults Varying in Age
14:00 Caroline Beese (MPI Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig), Markus Werkle-Bergner, Ulman Lindenberger (MPI Human Development, Berlin), Angela D. Friederici, & Lars Meyer (MPI Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig): Age-Related Decline in Sentence Processing: Deriving Corpus-Linguistic Hypotheses from Psycholinguistic Data
14:30 Claudia Frankenberg, Christina Degen, Johannes Schröder (Section of Geriatric Psychiatry, Heidelberg University, Germany), Jochen Weiner, Tanja Schultz (Cognitive Systems Lab, Bremen University, Germany): Perplexity as a sensitive indicator of cognitive deterioration in spoken language. Results of the Interdisciplinary Longitudinal Study on Adult Development and Aging
15:00 Juliane Gall (University of Leipzig): Disfluencies in older age – a longitudinal study on individuals
15:30 Coffee break

Poster presentations 

Yvonne Behrens (Seminar für Slavistik, University of Bochum): Using a picture naming task to measure the lexical knowledge of Polish- German bilingual Alzheimer's sufferers 

Karolina Czopek (Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw) & Joanna Byszuk (Instiute of Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences): Older language learner: a comparative corpus study of FL performance and learning materials 

Sanna Kaski & Seija Pekkala (Department of Psychology and Logopedics, University of Helsinki):  Attitudes toward others in the diaries of a person with Alzheimer's disease 

Keith Liang (Teachers College, Columbia University): Language, Aging and Depression: Linguistic Predictors of Geriatric Depression 

Corpus presentations 

Ronny Beckert (Romanisches Seminar, Heidelberg University): “Varia-Idade” – Linguistic and discursive strategies of older people in Rio de Janeiro 

Marion Blondel, Fanny Catteau & Coralie Vincent (SFL, CNRS-Paris8 UPL, France), Dominique Boutet (DYLIS, Univ-Rouen, France): Signing amplitude in older signers of the SignAge Corpus: Insights from motion capture 

Anna Johansson (Department of Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies): “Can you repeat?”- Caregivers’ use of repair to achieve mutual understanding with persons with dementia 

Katrin Bente Karl (Seminar für Slavistik, Ruhr-University Bochum): Older bilingual persons in German nursing homes – a corpus presentation 

Dimitrios Kokkinakis, Kristina Lundholn Fors, Kathleen Fraser, Marie Eckerström, Greta Horn & Charalambos Themistokleous (University of Gothenburg, Sweden): A Multifaceted Corpus for the Study of Cognitive Decline in a Swedish Population 

Coralie Vincent, Fanny Catteau, Marion Blondel (SFL, CNRS-Paris8 UPL, France), Dominique Boutet (DYLIS, Univ-Rouen, France): The SignAge Corpus: Recording older signers with low cost motion capture devices 

Erick Velázquez Godínez, Annette Gerstenberg, Julie Kairet (Romance linguistics, Potsdam University): Exploring the LangAge Corpora with LaBB-CAT 


19:00 Conference dinner at Restaurant Meripaviljonki (address: Säästöpankinranta 3)

Friday (March 01)

  Chair: Heidi Hamilton
09:00 Agnieszka Kielkiewicz-Janowiak (Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University): Negotiating (life) time identity in cross-generational interaction
09:30 Rachel Heinrichsmeier (School of Education, Communication and Society, King’s College London): “It’s the only time you can have a good laugh”: investigating interaction and wellbeing in older women’s hair-salon talk
10:00 Jolien Makkinga (Meertens Instituut, Maastricht University): Internalized ageism in interaction
10:30 Christian Meier zu Verl & Christian Meyer (History and Sociology Department, University of Konstanz): Dementia, Intercorporeality and Cooperative Practice
11:00 Break
  Chair: Dimitrios Kokkinakis
11:30 Svetlana Malyutina, Elena Savinova, Zoya Evdaeva, Anna Laurinavichyute, Galina Ryazanskaya, Alexandra Simdyanova, Anastasiya Antonova, Anastasiya Lopukhina (Center for Language and Brain, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia): Good-enough sentence processing in younger and older adults under normal and visual-noise processing conditions
12:00 Minxia Luo, Mona Neysari (Department of Psychology, University of Zürich) & Gerold Schneider (English Department, University of Zürich): Effects of Age and Interlocutors on Language Use: Conflict Conversations of Couples Varying in Age
12:30 Barbara Mertins, Renate Delucchi, Holger Mertins, Carina Ilgner, Kim Meitner & Judith Wulf (Psycholinguistics laboratories, TU Dortmund): Cognitive and linguistic indicators of Alzheimer's: an eye-tracking approach
13:00 Lunch
  Chair: Frans Gregersen
14:00 Plenary Sylvie Ratté (École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal): How can Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing help researchers to study communication behaviors in later age?
15:00 Isabelle Buchstaller & Johanna Mechler (Department of Anglophone Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen): Age grading across 42 years of panel data from the North East of England
15:30 Camilla Lindholm; Annette Gerstenberg: Concluding remarks