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Age-Related Problems in the Use of Proper Names in Communication
Age-related problems in the use of proper names in communication
GillianCohen

Until recently, questions about the nature and function of proper names were left to philosophers, but difficulty in remembering proper names is one of the most common and most frustrating of the problems that occur in the course of normal aging, and cognitive psychologists have begun to ask why there should be this special difficulty in the recall of proper names and why proper names should be so peculiarly vulnerable to the effects of aging. So far, these issues have been addressed in the context of research on memory, but in this chapter I will argue that retrieval failures for proper names should be treated in ...

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