Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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

What exactly are lexical concepts?

Graeme Hirst a1
a1 Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3G4 [email protected]


The use of lexical concepts in Levelt et al.'s model requires further refinement with regard to syntactic factors in lexical choice, the prevention of pleonasm, and the representation of near-synonyms within and across languages.