The timing of lexical memory retrievals in language production

Jeremy R. Cole, David Reitter

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Abstract

This paper explores the time course of lexical memory retrieval by modeling fluent language production. The duration of retrievals is predicted using the ACT-R cognitive architecture. In a large-scale observational study of a spoken corpus, we find that language production at a time point preceding a word is sped up or slowed down depending on activation of that word. This computational analysis has consequences for the theoretical model of language production. The results point to interference between lexical and phonological stages as well as a quantifiable buffer for lexical information that opens up the possibility of non-sequential retrievals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLong Papers
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages2017-2027
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781948087278
StatePublished - 2018
Event2018 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL HLT 2018 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Jun 1 2018Jun 6 2018

Publication series

NameNAACL HLT 2018 - 2018 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies - Proceedings of the Conference
Volume1

Conference

Conference2018 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL HLT 2018
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period6/1/186/6/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Computer Science Applications

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