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Review of Philosophy and Psychology

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 463–472 | Cite as

Mental Files and the Lexicon

  • Luca Gasparri
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Abstract

This paper presents the hypothesis that the representational repertoire underpinning our ability to process the lexical items of a natural language (that is, the mental lexicon) can be modeled as a system of mental files. To start, I clarify the basic phenomena that an account of lexical knowledge should be able to elucidate. Then, I propose to evaluate whether the mental files theory can be brought to bear on an account of the representational format of lexical knowledge by modeling mental words as recognitional files.

Keywords

Lexical Item Mental Lexicon Mental File Speak Word Recognition Word Knowledge 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Notes

Acknowledgments

I am grateful to François Recanati, Michael Murez, Tomoo Ueda, and two anonymous reviewers for valuable input on the initial manuscript. The usual disclaimer applies. The research that led to this paper has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program (FP7/2007-2013, MSCA-COFUND) under grant agreement No. 245743, Program Braudel-IFER-FMSH Program, in collaboration with the Institut Jean Nicod and the Labex IEC, ENS Paris.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Jean Nicod, UMR 8129, Pavillon Jardin, École Normale SupérieureParisFrance

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