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Naslov:Does irony understanding decline with age?
Avtorji:Mazzaggio, Greta (Avtor)
De Bettignies, Hortense (Avtor)
Mazzarella, Diana (Avtor)
Datoteke:URL https://sites.google.com/view/ducog2021-abstracts/
 
Jezik:Angleški jezik
Vrsta gradiva:Neznano ()
Tipologija:1.12 - Objavljeni povzetek znanstvenega prispevka na konferenci
Organizacija:UNG - Univerza v Novi Gorici
Opis:The use of non-literal language is deeply embedded in everyday communication and the ability to comprehend it changes across life. Research indicates that older adults sometimes struggle in understanding pragmatic aspects of language, such as presupposition (Domaneschi & Di Paola 2019), humor (Bischetti et al. 2019) or sarcasm (Phillips et al. 2015). The present study aims at broadening our understanding of these age-related changes by focusing on irony understanding. To understand irony (e.g., ‘The weather is great!’ uttered under a pouring rain), one needs to recognize that the speaker is expressing a dissociative attitude towards a proposition that is blatantly irrelevant or false, which echoes an attributed thought or statement (e.g., the proposition ‘The weather is great’ attributed to the mistaken weather forecaster). Previous research shows that the ability to process irony is closely related to Theory-of-Mind (ToM) and working memory (WM). As there is evidence of an age-related decline in both cognitive abilities, this decline may impact irony understanding in late adulthood. In our ongoing study, we test the effect of age on irony-processing by comparing self-paced reading times of ironic and literal statements across two age groups (young adults: 19-25 yo and older adults: 65-74 yo). Crucially, we manipulate the degree of explicitness of the statement echoed by the ironic speaker. We predict that the difference between the reading times for ironic and literal statements will be modulated by age. Moreover, we predict that reading times will be faster when the echo is explicit compared to when the echo is implicated and that this effect will be stronger for older adults. Finally, we expect that ToM and WM will both be significant predictors and that WM will play a crucial role when the implicitness of the echo poses higher cognitive demands
Ključne besede:irony, aging, cognitive decline, experimental pragmatics, processing
Leto izida:2021
Št. strani:[1] str.
COBISS_ID:77439491 Povezava se odpre v novem oknu
UDK:81
URN:URN:SI:UNG:REP:TENEEP0O
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Naslov:12th Dubrovnik Conference on Cognitive Science [also] DUCOG
Podnaslov:linguistic & cognitive foundations of meaning
Založnik:CECOG
COBISS.SI-ID:77437955 Novo okno
Kraj izida:[S. l.]
Leto izida:2021

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