The following list aims to provide a first overview of past work on the aging lexicon but we did not strive for an exhaustive list of references. We have focused on listing narrative or quantitative summaries of the literature but also list single studies that are representative of specific approaches that we deem most interesting or relevant.
Dubossarsky, H., De Deyne, S., & Hills, T. T. (2017). Quantifying the structure of free association networks across the life span. Developmental Psychology, 53(8), 1560–1570. http://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000347
Hills, T. T., Mata, R., Wilke, A., & Samanez-Larkin, G. R. (2013). Mechanisms of age-related decline in memory search across the adult life span. Developmental Psychology, 49(12), 2396–2404. http://doi.org/10.1037/a0032272
Verhaeghen, P. (2003). Aging and vocabulary score: A meta-analysis. Psychology and Aging, 18(2), 332–339. http://doi.org/10.1037/0882-79184.108.40.2062
Hoffman, P., McClelland, J. L., & Lambon Ralph, M. A. (2018). Concepts, control, and context: A connectionist account of normal and disordered semantic cognition. Psychological Review, 125(3), 293–328. http://doi.org/10.1037/rev0000094
Ralph, M. A. L., Jefferies, E., Patterson, K., & Rogers, T. T. (2016). The neural and computational bases of semantic cognition. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 18(1), 42–55. http://doi.org/10.1038/nrn.2016.150
Hoffman, P., & Morcom, A. M. (2018). Age-related changes in the neural networks supporting semantic cognition: A meta-analysis of 47 functional neuroimaging studies. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 84, 134–150. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.11.010