Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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Levelt et al.: Lexical access in speech production

Prosody and word production

Fernanda Ferreira a1
a1 Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1117


Any complete theory of lexical access in production must address how words are produced in prosodic contexts. Levelt, Roelofs & Meyer make some progress on this point: for example, they discuss resyllabification in multiword utterances. I present work demonstrating that word articulation takes into account overall prosodic context. This research supports Levelt et al.'s hypothesized separation between metrical and segmental information.