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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

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Title: 'Modeling of word translation: Activation flow from concepts to lexical items'
Author: ArdiRoelofs
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Homepage: 'http://www.nici.ru.nl/~ardiroel/home.htm##biography'
Institution: 'Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics'
Author: TonDijkstra
Institution: 'Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen'
Author: SvetlanaGerakaki
Institution: 'University of Athens'
Linguistic Field: 'Cognitive Science; Semantics'
Abstract: Whereas most theoretical and computational models assume a continuous flow of activation from concepts to lexical items in spoken word production, one prominent model assumes that the mapping of concepts onto words happens in a discrete fashion (Bloem & La Heij, 2003). Semantic facilitation of context pictures on word translation has been taken to support the discrete-flow model. Here, we report results of computer simulations with the continuous-flow WEAVER++ model (Roelofs, 1992, 2006) demonstrating that the empirical observation taken to be in favor of discrete models is, in fact, only consistent with those models and equally compatible with more continuous models of word production by monolingual and bilingual speakers. Continuous models are specifically and independently supported by other empirical evidence on the effect of context pictures on native word production.

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This article appears in Bilingualism: Language and Cognition Vol. 16, Issue 2, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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