Title

Talking to the elderly shouldn't include baby talk — it's not only condescending, it can cause cognitive harm

Status

Faculty

School

School of Liberal Arts

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-4-2018

Publication Title

Chicago Tribune

Description

The Chicago Tribune reported on research by Saint Mary’s Assistant Professor of Anthropology Anna Corwin. The story “Talking to the elderly shouldn't include baby talk,” includes an interview with Corwin and discusses her academic research on “elder speak,” a manner of speaking with the elderly that is similar to the way people address small children or even pets. The story was syndicated and also appeared in the New York Daily News, and in other east coasts news outlets. Read the story.

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