Connectionist models of language production: Lexical access and grammatical encoding

Gary S. Dell, Franklin Chang, Zenzi M. Griffin

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Theories of language production have long been expressed as connectionist models. We outline the issues and challenges that must be addressed by connectionist models of lexical access and grammatical encoding, and review three recent models. The models illustrate the value of an interactive activation approach to lexical access in production, the need for sequential output in both phonological and grammatical encoding, and the potential for accounting for structural effects on errors and structural priming from learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)517-542
Number of pages26
JournalCognitive Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Artificial Intelligence


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