Lexical competition and phonological encoding in young and older speakers.

  title={Lexical competition and phonological encoding in young and older speakers.},
  author={Susan LaGrone and Daniel H. Spieler},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  volume={21 4},
The influence of age on word retrieval was investigated with a speeded picture naming study. Five hundred forty-one pictures were presented to young and older adults, and the influence of name agreement and name frequency was analyzed by multiple regression. The results showed that both name agreement and name frequency are significant predictors of picture naming performance in young and older adults. The results also suggest that older adults are more strongly influenced by name agreement… CONTINUE READING

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