Parallel processing in language production

Alissa Melinger (Lead / Corresponding author), Holly P. Branigan, Martin J. Pickering

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    Following the Sixth International Workshop on Language Production (Edinburgh, UK, Sept., 2010), this special issue presents a collection of contributions concerned with a wide range of representational and processing components. In the present article, we review the evidence for parallel processing at different levels within the production system with the aim of identifying any generalisation or common characteristics that might underpin a robust model of language production. Our review synergises with the other articles of the special issue. After reviewing the literature, we conclude that the evidence for parallelism is stronger at some levels than at others and it is premature to take a strong stand for a unified principle that applies equally to all components of the production system. Following our review, we introduce the other articles represented within this special issue.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)663-683
    Number of pages21
    JournalLanguage, Cognition and Neuroscience
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • Language production
    • Parallel processing
    • Serial processing

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Language and Linguistics
    • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
    • Linguistics and Language
    • Cognitive Neuroscience


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