Charting the lexicon across the lifespan

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.