Oral and written language in late adulthood: findings from the Nun Study.

@article{Mitzner2003OralAW,
  title={Oral and written language in late adulthood: findings from the Nun Study.},
  author={Tracy L. Mitzner and Susan J Kemper},
  journal={Experimental aging research},
  year={2003},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={457-74}
}
As a part of the Nun Study, a longitudinal investigation of aging and Alzheimer's disease, oral and written autobiographies from 118 older women were analyzed to examine the relationship between spoken and written language. The written language samples were more complex than the oral samples, both conceptually and grammatically. The relationship between the linguistic measures and participant characteristics was also examined. The results suggest that the grammatical and conceptual… CONTINUE READING