15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Is the Phonological Word a Unit of Language Production?

Linda Wheeldon (1), Aditi Lahiri (2)

(1) University of Birmingham, UK
(2) University of Konstanz, Germany

The production of fluent speech requires advanced planning. Our generation of the representations required to guide articulation usually runs ahead of articulation itself. An important question for psycholinguistic theories of language production concerns processing scope. In other words, how much of a given representation is planned prior to output. In this paper we consider the scope of phonological encoding. In particular we evaluate the claim that the minimal unit of phonological encoding is the phonological word.

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Bibliographic reference.  Wheeldon, Linda / Lahiri, Aditi (2003): "Is the phonological word a unit of language production?", In ICPhS-15, 155-158.