This work takes afirst step towards a psycholinguistic investigation on the role of aging inprocessing presuppositions. Experimental data collected support two main results. First, inonline language comprehension older adults exhibit higher processing costs when pre-suppositions involve demanding mental representations. Second, the ability to recover in-formation introduced in the discourse as taken for granted is affected by the age factor.Overall, beyond other more explored levels of pragmatic processing, the decline with age ofprocessing speed and working memory ability seems to affect presuppositions processing

The aging factor in presupposition processing

Domaneschi, Filippo;Di Paola, Simona
2019-01-01

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This work takes afirst step towards a psycholinguistic investigation on the role of aging inprocessing presuppositions. Experimental data collected support two main results. First, inonline language comprehension older adults exhibit higher processing costs when pre-suppositions involve demanding mental representations. Second, the ability to recover in-formation introduced in the discourse as taken for granted is affected by the age factor.Overall, beyond other more explored levels of pragmatic processing, the decline with age ofprocessing speed and working memory ability seems to affect presuppositions processing
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