Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Quantitative approaches to language have opened up new pathways to understanding how the lexicon changes across the lifespan, from childhood to late life.  In this talk, I’ll discuss recent and ongoing work in my lab using network science to investigate the structure, acquisition, and eventual decay of the lexicon across the lifespan.  I will discuss projects on bilingual first language acquisition, memory loss in late life, and changes in free associations from early to late life.