Alzheimer Talk, Text and Context

Enhancing Communication

  • Boyd H. Davis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Talk and Text

  3. Text and Context

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 247-254

About this book


The contributors to this volume reference a shared, longitudinal corpus of spontaneous conversation elicited in natural settings from speakers with moderate to late moderate Alzheimer's Disease, utilizing other collections as appropriate, to analyze conversation, discourse and written text by and about Alzheimer's speech. Cross-disciplinary contributions from the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Germany, representing linguistics, gerontology, geriatric nursing, computer science, and communications disorders report on empirically-based investigations of social and pragmatic language competencies and strategies retained by AD patients which could ground communication enhancements or interventions.


communication gerontology language linguistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Boyd H. Davis
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North Carolina - CharlotteUSA

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