Stages of lexical access in language production

  title={Stages of lexical access in language production},
  author={Gary S. Dell and Padraig O'Seaghdha},

Frequency Effects in the Production of Noun Phrases

In this study we explore some of the properties involved in the production of multi-word English utterances. In order to produce such utterances, the speech production system must retrieve several

Lexical Access in Speech Production: The Bilingual Case

In this paper we review models of lexical access in speech production in bilingual speakers. We focus on two major aspects of lexical access: a) how lexical selection is achieved, and b) whether

The syntactic representation and processing of nouns and verbs in language production

An empirical investigation into the nature of syntactic representations and processing, based on syntactic priming, focuses on a number of specific issues: how syntactic formulation is affected by time constraints, and to what degree semantic and phonological factors can affect syntactic encoding.

The Timing of Lexical Memory Retrievals in Language Production

The results point to interference between lexical and phonological stages as well as a quantifiable buffer for lexical information that opens up the possibility of non-sequential retrievals.

Phonological activation of semantic competitors during lexical access in speech production

It is argued that, counterintuitively, connectionist models of lexicalisation are not inconsistent with experimental evidence, and interactive activation models of speech production have the additional advantage of accounting for speech error and other data.

A Theory of Lexical Access in Speech Production

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.

Phonological overlap affects lexical selection during sentence production.

It is found that speakers were less likely than expected by chance to select a verb form that would result in phonological onset overlap with the subject of the sentence, and this effect is due to early effects on lexical selection, rather than later corrective processes, such as self-monitoring.

Toward a Language-General Account of Word Production: The Proximate Units Principle.

  • P. O'SeaghdhaJenn-Yeu Chen
  • Linguistics
    CogSci ... Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society (U.S.). Conference
  • 2009
The proximate units principle is proposed, which holds that the initial selection of sub-lexical phonological units (syllables, morae, phonemic segments, etc) is crucial both to understanding language specific processing, and to identifying what is language general in word production.

Lexical access in the production of pronouns




The time course of lexical access in speech production: A study of picture naming

Whether the selection of an item and its phonologi- cal encoding can be considered to occur in two successive, non- overlapping stages is examined.

Mediated and convergent lexical priming in language production: a comment on Levelt et al. (1991).

This research shows how the absence of mediated priming coexists with the convergent priming necessary to account for mixed semantic-phonological speech errors and leads to the proposal that the language-production system may best be characterized as globally modular but locally interactive.

Toward a Cognitive Psychology of Syntax: Information Processing Contributions to Sentence Formulation

A broad framework for models of production is outlined that incorporates interactions between syntactic and lexical processing within a limited-capacity processing system, and permits a resolution of contradictions in the literature on pragmatic determinants of constituent order in adult language use.

Syntactic persistence in language production

Priming and the Effects of Sentence and Lexical Contexts on Naming Time: Evidence for Autonomous Lexical Processing*

Models of language processing which stress the autonomy of processing at each level predict that the semantic properties of an incomplete sentence context should have no influence on lexical