A Theory of Lexical Access in Speech Production

@article{Levelt1996ATO,
  title={A Theory of Lexical Access in Speech Production},
  author={Willem J. M. Levelt},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  year={1996},
  volume={22},
  pages={1 - 38}
}
  • W. Levelt
  • Published 5 August 1996
  • Biology
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Preparing words in speech production is normally a fast and accurate process. We generate them two or three per second in fluent conversation; and overtly naming a clear picture of an object can easily be initiated within 600 msec after picture onset. The underlying process, however, is exceedingly complex. The theory reviewed in this target article analyzes this process as staged and feedforward. After a first stage of conceptual preparation, word generation proceeds through lexical selection… 

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