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Nov 1991
ISBN 0262631423
588 pp.
54 illus.
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Lexical Representation and Process
William Marslen-Wilson

How do humans understand and process language? The 18 contributions in Lexical Representation and Process provide a coherent and well-documented frame of reference for a field of study that is becoming central to both linguistics and psycholinguistics. They include a wide variety of approaches - from the radical alternative of new connectionist models, through new developments in traditional symbolic approaches, to the reemphasis on linguistic concepts as a crucial input to psycholinguistic models. Chapters are organized in sections covering psychological models of lexical processing, the nature of the input, lexical structure and process, and parsing and interpretation.

Table of Contents
 Preface
 Acknowledgments
I Psychological Models of Lexical Processing
1 Access and Integration: Projecting Sound onto Meaning
by William Marslen-Wilson
2 Visual Word Recognition and Pronunciation: A Computational Model and Its Implications
by Mark S. Seidenberg
3 Basic Issues in Lexical Processing
by Kenneth I. Forster
4 Lexical Access in Speech Production
by Brian Butterworth
5 The Retrieval of Phonological Forms in Production: Test of Predictions from a Connectionist Model
by Gary S. Dell
II The Nature of the Input
6 Review of Selected Models of Speech Perception
by Dennis H. Klatt
7 Connectionist Approaches to Acoustic/Phonetic Processing
by Jeffrey L. Elman
8 Parafoveal Preview Effects and Lexical Access during Eye Fixations in Reading
by Keith Rayner and David A. Balota
9 Reading and the Mental Lexicon: On the Uptake of Visual Information
by Derek Besner and James C. Johnston
III Lexical Structure and Process
10 Understanding Words and Word Recognition: Can Phonology Help?
by Uli H. Frauenfielder and Aditi Lahiri
11 Auditory Lexical Access: Where Do We Start?
by Anne Cutler
12 On Mental Representation of Morphology and Its Diagnosis by Measures of Visual Access Speed
by Leslie Henderson
13 Morphological Parsing and the Lexicon
by Jorge Hankamer
14 Psycholinguistic Issues in the Lexical Representation of Meaning
by Robert Schreuder and Giovanni B. Flores D'Arcais
IV Parsing and Interpretation
15 The Role of Lexical Representations in Language Comprehension
by Lorraine Komisarjevsky Tyler
16 Grammar, Interpretation, and Processing from the Lexicon
by Mark J. Steedman
17 Against Lexical Generation of Syntax
by Lyn Frazier
18 Lexical Structure and Language Comprehension
by Michael K. Tanenhaus and Greg N. Carlson
 List of Contributors
 Index
 
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