This special issue presents an overview of recent research conducted in the field of language production. Its articles are based on talks presented at the first edition of the International Workshop on Language Production (Marseille, France, September 2004). The articles in the special issue deal with three different topics of general interest for models of language production: A. the general organizational principles of the language production system (representations, spread of activation, monitoring), B. several aspects of the lexical selection process and C. the representations and processes used during syntactic encoding.
F. Xavier Alario, A. Costa, V. Ferreira, M. Pickering, Architectures, Representations and Processes of Language Production. G. Vigliocco, S. Kita, Language-Specific Properties of the Lexicon: Implications for Learning and Processing. M. Goldrick, Limited Interaction in Speech Production:Chronometric, Speech Error, and Neuropsychological Evidence. R.J. Hartsuiker, Are Speech Error Patterns Affected by a Monitoring Bias? J. Kuipers, W. La Heij, A. Costa, A Further Look at Semantic Context Effects in Language Production: The Role of Response Congruency. H. Gumnior, J. Bölte, P. Zwitserlood, A Chatterbox is a Box: Morphology in German Word Production. N.O. Schiller, A. Caramazza, Grammatical Gender Selection and the Representation of Morphemes: The Production of Dutch Diminutives. H.P. Branigan, M.J. Pickering, J.F. McLean, A.J. Stewart, The Role of Local and Global Syntactic Structure in Language Production: Evidence From Syntactic Priming. V.S. Ferreira, K. Bock, The Functions of Structural Priming.