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International Journal of the Sociology of Language 200 

Social Aging and Language

2009, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, New York, 211 p., ISSN 0165-2516.


In the age of rapid population ageing the entire social body is undergoing profound changes that leave few domains of life untouched. Language is no exception. The papers in this special issue shed some light on the linguistic aspects of social ageing in different environments, including Germany, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, England and Scotland, Greece and Northern Cyprus, Malaysia, and Japan.

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