This volume represents major research issues in language production today, presenting readers with a picture of the breadth of current research in the field. Contributors have focused on models of visual word processing, aphasic speech, object recognition and language production in children. Many chapters highlight the need for psychological models of language production to learn from theoretical linguistics in order to become better informed about the structure of language itself. Therefore, this volume also includes chapters written by linguists for psychologists which serve to remind us of the complexity of structure and process in the languages of the world.
This book provides an excellent collection of state-of-the-art essays on diverse facets of language production research that as a whole confirm the current prosperity of this research sector. It could be used as the core of a graduate-level course in language production. In addition, it will be invaluable to individual researchers seeking a refresher and to new researchers seeking a grounding on a specific topic or topics. Its solid virtues mean that, unlike many collections, its shelf life (defined as the period during which it is frequently taken off the shelf for consultation) is likely to be quite long. - Padraig G. O'Seaghdha, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, USA, in European Journal of Cognitive Psychology