Relevance of Studying Sociolinguistic Aspect of Old Age and Aging
Pashina Lyudmila Alexandrovna
Novokuznetsk Institute (Branch) of Kemerovo State University
Abstract. The author tries to broaden socio-philosophical understanding of old age and aging actualizing the sociolinguistic approach to the problem. The article justifies relevance of studying elderly people’s communicative behaviour using the methodological apparatus of sociolinguistics of aging. Scientific originality of the paper lies in the fact that the researcher justifies the necessity to develop the sociolinguistic approach to the aging problem, which allows formation of a unified gerontological theory. The research findings are as follows: the author substantiates the provision that the geronto-linguistic approach promotes enrichment of socio-philosophical knowledge concerning old age and aging.
Key words and phrases: возраст, старение, старость, социолингвистика старения, age, aging, old age, sociolinguistics of aging
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