- Oxford Library of Psychology
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editors
- Message Encoding
- Syntactically Speaking
- Neural Bases of Sentence Processing: Evidence from Neurolinguistic and Neuroimaging Studies
- Computational Models of Sentence Production: A Dual-Path Approach
- Word Production: Behavioral and Computational Considerations
- Neural Bases of Word Representations for Naming
- Organization and Structure of Conceptual Representations
- Giving Words Meaning: Why Better Models of Semantics Are Needed in Language Production Research
- The Morphology of Words
- Speech Planning in Two Languages: What Bilinguals Tell Us about Language Production
- Bilingual Word Access
- Phonology and Phonological Theory
- The Temporal Organization of Speech
- Phonological Processing: The Retrieval and Encoding of Word Form Information in Speech Production
- Phonetic Processing
- Phrase-level Phonological and Phonetic Phenomena
- Neural Bases of Phonological and Articulatory Processing
- Spontaneous Discourse
- Producing Socially Meaningful Linguistic Variation
- Writing Systems, Language Production, and Modes of Rationality
- Representation of Orthographic Knowledge
- The Role of Lexical and Sublexical Orthography in Writing: Autonomy, Interactions, and Neurofunctional Correlates
- The Structure of Sign Languages
- Sign Language Production: An Overview
- Monitoring and Control of the Production System
- Language Production and Working Memory
- Production of Speech-Accompanying Gesture
- Perception-Production Interactions and their Neural Bases
Abstract and Keywords
The role of working memory in language production is considered at different levels of planning. At the message level, there is mixed evidence regarding a role for short-term memory or working memory in discourse fluency and coherence and stronger evidence for a role in the production of referring expressions. A somewhat larger body of evidence exists with respect to the level of grammatical encoding, with studies on accessibility and agreement implicating effects of retrieval interference in working memory. Regarding scope of planning, evidence drawn primarily from brain-damaged patients suggests a role for memory capacity at the lexical-semantic level rather than phonological level in phrasal planning. In contrast, some findings from neurally intact individuals implicate multiword planning at the phonological level, perhaps implicating a phonological output buffer. Future work is needed to integrate findings from production planning with different approaches to working memory.
Randi C. Martin, Department of Psychology, Rice University.
L. Robert Slevc, Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego.
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