Abstracts and programme



Wednesday (Feb 27)

11:00 CLARe: Board, Chairs, Inscription

Welcome addresses

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

  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 Seija Pekkala & Katja Jauhiainen (Department of Psychology and Logopedics, University of Helsinki):
Cohesive devices in the diaries 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

09:30 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 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
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),
Megan Robbins (Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside), 
Mike Martin (Department of Psychology, University of Zürich) & Burcu Demiray (Department of Psychology, 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 Juliane Gall (University of Leipzig): Disfluencies in older age – a longitudinal study on individuals
15:00 Coffee break

Corpus and 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, Julie Kairet, Annette Gerstenberg (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: Anna Charalambidou
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: Birte Bös
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 (Department of Psychology, University of Zürich) , Mona Neysari (Department of Psychology,
University of Zürich), Gerold Schneider (English Department, University of Zürich),
Mike Martin (Department of Psychology, University of Zürich) &
Burcu Demiray (Department of Psychology, 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 Dagmar Bittner (Leibniz Center for General Linguistics, Berlin) &
Johannes Schröder (Universitätsklinikum, University of Heidelberg):
Pronoun use in German-speaking Alzheimer-patients vs. controls
13:30 Lunch
  Chair: Frans Gregersen
14:30 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?
15:30 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
16:00 Camilla Lindholm; Annette Gerstenberg: Concluding remarks