Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
Levelt et al.: Lexical access in speech production

Will one stage and no feedback suffice in lexicalization?

Trevor A. Harley a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 4HN, Scotland


I examine four core aspects of WEAVER++. The necessity for lemmas is often overstated. A model can incorporate interaction between levels without feedback connections between them. There is some evidence supporting the absence of inhibition in the model. Connectionist modelling avoids the necessity of a nondecompositional semantics apparently required by the hypernym problem.