Paper: A Linear-Time Model Of Language Production: Some Psychological Implications (Extended Abstract)

ACL ID P80-1015
Title A Linear-Time Model Of Language Production: Some Psychological Implications (Extended Abstract)
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1980
Authors

David D. McDonald MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Cambridge, Massachusetts Traditional psycholinguistic studies of language production, using evidence from naturally occurring errors in speech [1][2] and from real-time studies of hesitations and reaction time [3][4] have resulted in models of the levels at which different linguistic units are represented and the constraints on their scope. This kind of evidence by itself, however, can tell us nothing about the character of the process that manipulates these units, as there are many a priori alternative computational devices that are equally capable of implementing the observed behavior. It will be the thesis of this paper that if principled, non- trivial models of the language production process are to be constructed, they must be ...