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Constraining production theories: Principled motivation, consistency, homunculi, underspecification, failed predictions, and contrary data

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 February 1999

Julio Santiago
Affiliation:
Departamento de Psicología Experimental y Fisiología del Comportamiento, Universidad de Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain santiago@platon.ugr.es
Donald G. MacKay
Affiliation:
Psychology Department, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563 mackay@psych.ucla.edu

Abstract

Despite several positive features, such as extensive theoretical and empirical scope, aspects of Levelt, Roelofs & Meyer's theory can be challenged on theoretical grounds (inconsistent principles for phonetic versus phonological syllables, use of sophisticated homunculi, underspecification, and lack of principled motivation) and empirical grounds (failed predictions regarding effects of syllable frequency and incompatibility with observed effects of syllable structure).

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© 1999 Cambridge University Press

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