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Speaking: From Intention to Articulation
In Speaking, Willem "Pim" Levelt, Director of the Max-Planck-Institut fur Psycholinguistik, accomplishes the formidable task of covering the entire process of speech production, from constraints onExpand
A Theory of Lexical Access in Speech Production
  • W. Levelt
  • Computer Science, Psychology
  • 5 August 1996
The core of the theory, ranging from lexical selection to the initiation of phonetic encoding, is captured in a computational model, called WEAVER++, and the model can handle some of the main observations in the domain of speech errors. Expand
Monitoring and self-repair in speech
  • W. Levelt
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Cognition
  • 1 July 1983
It was finally shown that the editing term plus the first word of the repair proper almost always contain sufficient information for the listener to decide how the repair should be related to the original utterance. Expand
The spatial and temporal signatures of word production components
A comparison of the word production results with studies on auditory word/non-word perception and reading showed that the time course of activations in word production is compatible with the temporal constraints that perception processes impose on the production processes they affect in picture/word interference paradigms. Expand
Tonal consonance and critical bandwidth.
  • R. Plomp, W. Levelt
  • Medicine, Mathematics
  • The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
  • 1 October 1965
Evaluation of theories on the explanation of tonal consonance as the singular nature of tone intervals with frequency ratios corresponding with small integer numbers supports the hypothesis that the difference between consonant and dissonant intervals is related to beats of adjacent partials. Expand
Language production : Grammatical encoding
Exploring the time course of lexical access in language production : Picture word interference studies
These findings can be seen as empirical support for a two-stage mode1 of lexical access, or, alternatively, as putting constraints on the parameters in a network mode1, such as the model proposed by Dell and Reich. Expand
A theory of lexical access in speech production. [Abstract]
The model can handle some of the main observations in the domain of speech errors (the major empirical domain for most other theories of lexical access), and the theory opens new ways of approaching the cerebral organization of speech production by way of high-temporal-resolution imaging. Expand
Word frequency effects in speech production: Retrieval of syntactic information and of phonological form
In 7 experiments the authors investigated the locus of word frequency effects in speech production, Experiment 1 demonstrated a frequency effect in picture naming that was robust over repetitions,Expand