Structural Commonalities between Comprehension and Production Products of Monitoring and Anticipation
Virtually all current theories of language processing include the claim that both comprehension and production are governed by a single body of abstract linguistic knowledge, usually called the “grammar”. This processually neutral component of human knowledge (Straight, 1979a) defines the membership of the set of structural objects that are both recognized during comprehension and emitted during production. The description of linguistic objects that is provided by the grammar includes, on this view, information that identifies the possible inputs to and outputs from the comprehension and production mechanisms in regard to their specifically linguistic aspects of form and meaning. (Opinion differs with regard to the extent to which even an idealized model of language processing must include aspects of non-linguistic information).
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