Vocabulary use during extended conversations by two cohorts of older adults

Sheela Stuart, David R. Beukelman, Julia King

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The purpose of this study was to identify the vocabulary use patterns of 65- to 74-year-old and 75- to 85-year-old adults. Communication samples of routine conversations were collected from 10 individuals (5 men and 5 women) for each age cohort using voice-activated portable audiotape recorders. Analysis for frequency and commonality of word use was completed using custom computer software and are reported in extensive appendices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-47
Number of pages8
JournalAAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1997


  • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
  • Communication
  • Vocabulary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Speech and Hearing

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