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Applying Ockham's chainsaw in modeling speech production

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 February 1999

Ludovic Ferrand
Affiliation:
Laboratoire de Psychologie Expérimentale, CNRS and Université René Descartes, 75006 Paris, France ludovic.ferrand@psycho.univ-paris5.fr

Abstract

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.

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