Towards a complete multiple-mechanism account of predictive language processing [Commentary on Pickering & Garrod]
Mani, N., & Huettig, F.
Towards a complete multiple-mechanism account of predictive language processing [Commentary on Pickering & Garrod]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36
, 365-366. doi:10.1017/S0140525X12002646.
Although we agree with Pickering & Garrod (P&G) that prediction-by-simulation and prediction-by-association are important mechanisms of anticipatory language processing, this commentary suggests that they: (1) overlook other potential mechanisms that might underlie prediction in language processing, (2) overestimate the importance of prediction-by-association in early childhood, and (3) underestimate the complexity and significance of several factors that might mediate prediction during language processing.