Contemporary communication researchers do not incorporate a life-span perspective in their theories of message production. A case is made here for including life-span perspectives. In addition, we describe and explain numerous age-related changes in a person's ability to produce competent messages. We present two theories of successful aging, along with a brief review of research related to the aging process and message production in order to illustrate the importance of incorporating the life-span perspective into message-production theorizing.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - May 2000|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Language and Linguistics
- Linguistics and Language