The papers in this volume all examine the nature of spoken word production in aphasia, and how this can inform current theories of language processing. It comprises 7 papers by some of the foremost researchers in the field. The first paper in the volume is an introduction by the editor (Dr Lyndsey Nickels), which reviews the 'state of the art' of the cognitive neuropsychology of spoken word production both in terms of theory and methodology. The individual papers address a range of topical issues including the levels of processing in speech production (Lambon-Ralph, Moriarty, Sage et al.; Wilshire); the nature of the interaction between levels of processing (Goldrick & Rapp);and effects of different factors on naming (word class and context: Berndt, Burton, Haendiges & Mitchum; phonemic and orthographic cues: Best, Herbert, Hickin, Osborne & Howard); lexical stress: Howard & Smith). Taken together this volume provides the reader with an insight into the cutting edge of research in spoken word production.
M. Goldrick, B. Rapp, A Restricted Interaction Account (RIA) of Spoken Word Production: The Best of Both Worlds. R. Sloane-Berndt, M.W. Burton, A.N. Haendiges, C.C. Mitchum, Production of Nouns and Verbs in Aphasia: Effects of Elicitation Context. W. Best, R. Herbert, J. Hickin, D. Howard, F. Osborne, Phonological Facilitation of Word Retrieval in Aphasia. D. Howard, K. Smith, Effects of Word Stress on Word Production in Aphasia. M. Lambon-Ralph et al., Anomia is a Direct Reflection of Semantic and Phonological Impairments Alone: Evidence from a Cross-sectional Study of Twenty-one Aphasics. N. Martin, E. Saffran, How are Input and Output Word Processing Systems Related? An Evaluation of Models and the Evidence that Supports Them. C. Wilshire, Where do Phonological Errors Come From?