Improving Age-Friendly Environment through Pragmatic Language

Authors

  • Nur Asyikeen Kamarudin Department of English Language and Linguistics, Academy of Language Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka Branch, Malaysia
  • Fazlinda Hamzah Department of English Language and Linguistics, Academy of Language Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka Branch, Malaysia
  • Shafinar Ismail Department of Economics and Financial Studies, Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka Branch, Malaysia
  • Franklin G. Talaue Language Centre, Faculty of Humanities, Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3246

Keywords:

Age-friendly Environment; Pragmatic Language; Communication Skills.

Abstract

Declining vocabulary and poor comprehension of complex sentences are some depleting language skills faced by the elderly. As such, this study explored the cues that construct young people's understanding of effective communication within the older and young adult dyad. Qualitative data retrieved from open-ended questions were thematically analysed, and specific facets that contribute to understanding age-related differences were developed. The results catalysed the development of the Integrative Language-based Communication Diagram that could reduce the prevalence of communication breakdown. This environmental approach can also help elders adapt communication to be a necessary tool for living safely and independently.

Published

2022-03-31

How to Cite

Kamarudin, N. A., Hamzah, F., Ismail, S. ., & Talaue, F. G. . (2022). Improving Age-Friendly Environment through Pragmatic Language . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(19), 37-42. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3246

Issue

Section

Communications / Social Media Environment

Most read articles by the same author(s)