Stages of lexical access in language production

  title={Stages of lexical access in language production},
  author={Gary S. Dell and Padraig O'Seaghdha},
We describe two primary stages in the top-down process of lexical access in production, a stage of lemma access in which words are retrieved as syntactic-semantic entities, and a stage of phonological access in which the forms of the words are fleshed out. We suggest a reconciliation of modular and interactive accounts of these stages whereby modularity is traceable to the action of discrete linguistic rule systems, but interaction arises in the lexical network on which these rules operate. We… CONTINUE READING

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