Some neurolinguistic implications of prearticulatory editing in production

Susan M. Garnsey, Gary S. Dell

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This paper argues that a complete model of language production must include a prearticulatory editing component. The function of this component is to monitor planned speech for deviations from the speaker's intention and repair any deviations that are found. It is claimed that adding such an editing component onto a production model fundamentally changes any account of aphasic symptoms using that model. As a case in point it is shown that E. M. Saffran's (1982, British Journal of Psychology, 73, 317-337) argument that agrammatic Broca's aphasia involves a deficit at the functional level of M. F. Garrett's (1975, in G. H. Bower (Ed.), The psychology of learning and motivation, New York: Academic Press) production model is no longer sound when prearticulatory editing processes are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-73
Number of pages10
JournalBrain and Language
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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