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This study investigated the cognitive and linguistic factors presumed to be associated with adult comprehension of figurative language, including age, working memory (WM), figurative language type, and reading comprehension (RC). Forty younger (M = 22 years) and 40 older (M = 63 years) healthy African American adults completed WM and reading tasks, and the 60-item forced-choice multiplecategory (20 idioms, 20 metaphors, and 20 metonyms) Figurative Language Comprehension Test. After controllingdoi:10.1044/1058-0360(2003/055) pmid:12680816 fatcat:u4mmxazskbdapfmthwssu3e2cq