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date: 07 July 2020

Abstract and Keywords

The Parallel Architecture is a linguistic theory in which (1) the generative power of language is divided among phonology, syntax, and semantics; and (2) words, idioms, morphological affixes, and phrase structure rules are stored in the lexicon in a common format. This formalization leads to a theory of language processing in which the “competence” grammar is put to work directly in “performance,” and which is compatible with psycholinguistic evidence concerning lexical retrieval, incremental and parallel processing, syntactic priming, and the integration of visual context with semantic processing.

Keywords: parallel architecture, language processing

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