Horizontal Information Flow in Spoken Sentence Production

MC Smith, Linda Wheeldon

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In 4 experiments the authors used a variant of the picture-word interference paradigm to investigate whether there is it temporal overlap in the activation of words during sentence production and whether there is a flow of semantic and phonological information between them. Experiments 1 and 2 demonstrate that 2 semantically related nouns produce interference effects either when they are in the same or different phrases of a sentence. Experiments 3 and 4 demonstrate that 2 phonologically related nouns produce facilitation effects but only when they are within the same phrase of a sentence. The results argue against strictly serial models of multiple-word access and provide evidence of a flow of semantic and phonological information between words during sentence production.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-686
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004


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