Lexical access in the production of pronouns

  title={Lexical access in the production of pronouns},
  author={Bernadette M. Schmitt and Antje S. Meyer and Willem J. M. Levelt},
Speakers can use pronouns when their conceptual referents are accessible from the preceding discourse, as in 'The flower is red. It turns blue'. Theories of language production agree that in order to produce a noun semantic, syntactic, and phonological information must be accessed. However, little is known about lexical access to pronouns. In this paper, we propose a model of pronoun access in German. Since the forms of German pronouns depend on the grammatical gender of the nouns they replace… CONTINUE READING

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