The use of language is a fundamental component of much of our day-to-day life. Language often co-occurs with other activities with which it must be coordinated. This raises the question of whether the cognitive processes involved in planning spoken utterances and in understanding them are autonomous or whether they are affected by, and perhaps affect, non-linguistic cognitive processes, with which they might share processing resources. This question is the central concern of Automaticity and Control in Language Processing.
The chapters address key issues concerning the relationship between linguistic and non-linguistic processes, including:
This important collection from leading international researchers will be of great interest to researchers and students in the area.
Preface. S. Garrod, M.J. Pickering Automaticity of language production in monologue and dialogue. K. Bock, G.S. Dell, S.M. Garnsey, A.F. Kramer, T.T. Kubose Car talk, car listen. J. Rayner, A.W. Ellis The control of bilingual language switching. V.S. Ferreira How are speakers’ linguistic choices affected by ambiguity? R.J. Hartsuiker Studies on verbal self-monitoring: The perceptual loop model and beyond. A. Roelofs, M. Lamers Modelling the control of visual attention in Stroop-like tasks. G.W. Humphreys, E.M.E. Forde, E. Steer, D. Samson, C. Connelly. Executive functions in name retrieval: evidence from neuropsychology. R.C. Martin. Semantic short-term memory, language processing, and inhibition. M.A. Lambon Ralph, J.K. Fillingham. The importance of cognitive impairments in aphasia: evidence from the treatment of anomia using errorless and errorful learning. F. Pulvermüller, Y. Shtyrov Language outside the focus of attention: The Mismatch Negativity as an objective tool for studying higher language functions. P. Hagoort The memory, unification, and control (MUC) model of language.