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


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.