ERIC Number: EJ616040
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Adult Age Differences in Vocabulary Acquisition.
Long, Lisa Laumann; Shaw, Raymond J.
Educational Gerontology, v26 n7 p651-64 Nov-Dec 2000
Younger (n=41, ages 18-27) and older (n=39, ages 55-85) adults were given rare words to define. Older adults gave more complete definitions and had higher vocabulary test scores, but lower working memory scores. For older adults existing vocabulary knowledge contributed more than working memory to the ability to derive meaning from context. (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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