Published online by Cambridge University Press: 01 February 1999
Things should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. –Albert Einstein
The theory of lexical access in speech production reported by Levelt, Roelofs & Meyer is exciting, well-described and well-organized, but because it relies mainly on the principle of simplicity (Ockham's razor), I argue that it might not be true. In particular, I suggest that overapplying this principle is wrong.