Mind what you say—general and specific mechanisms for monitoring in speech production
De Zubicaray, G. I., Hartsuiker, R. J., & Acheson, D. J.
Mind what you say—general and specific mechanisms for monitoring in speech production. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8
: 514. doi:10.3389%2Ffnhum.2014.00514.
For most people, speech production is relatively effortless and error-free. Yet it has long been recognized that we need some type of control over what we are currently saying and what we plan to say. Precisely how we monitor our internal and external speech has been a topic of research interest for several decades. The predominant approach in psycholinguistics has assumed monitoring of both is accomplished via systems responsible for comprehending others' speech.
This special topic aimed to broaden the field, firstly by examining proposals that speech production might also engage more general systems, such as those involved in action monitoring. A second aim was to examine proposals for a production-specific, internal monitor. Both aims require that we also specify the nature of the representations subject to monitoring.