Jul 10, 2012 · Participants with relatively low contact with unrelated older adults were more likely than those with high contact to be judged as sounding “patronizing” and to display acoustical properties associated with patronization (high vocal intensity, high pitch) with older newcomers.Cited by: 3. Elderspeak is a specialized speech style used by younger adults with older adults, characterized by simpler vocabulary and sentence structure, filler words, lexical fillers, overly-endearing terms, closed-ended questions, using the collective "we", repetition, and speaking more slowly. Elderspeak stems from the stereotype that older people have reduced cognitive abilities, such as in language.
We measured the use of patronizing speech among young adults who were instructed to provide directions (via an internet connection) to a newcomer to campus described as 21 or 65 years old. Elderspeak assumes that all older adults equally suffer from memory problems, hearing problems, energy problems, etc. Public health experts have found that when older adults are exposed to the patronizing language of elderspeak, their performance on tasks decreases and their rates of depression increase. Other studies show that even people with.
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Jul 10, 2012 · Patronizing Speech to Older Adults Patronizing Speech to Older Adults Hehman, Jessica; Corpuz, Randy; Bugental, Daphne 2012-07-10 00:00:00 We measured the use of patronizing speech among young adults who were instructed to provide directions (via an internet connection) to a newcomer to campus described as 21 or 65 years old. As predicted, the acoustic properties used with older . Patronizing speech is defined and illustrated and its negative impact on the dignity and well-being of older people described. Key empirical and theoretical perspectives of patronizing speech are reviewed. Different aspects of the practice are examined and practical recommendations made for how it can be recognized and avoided.Cited by: 11.