Interaction with autonomy: Defining multiple output models in psycholinguistic theory
Boland, J. E., & Cutler, A.
Interaction with autonomy: Defining multiple output models in psycholinguistic theory. Working Papers in Linguistic, 45
, 1-10. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2066/15768.
There are currently a number of psycholinguistic models
in which processing at a particular level of representation is
characterized by the generation of multiple outputs, with resolution
involving the use of information from higher levels of processing.
Surprisingly, models with this architecture have been characterized
as autonomous within the domain of word recognition and as
interactive within the domain of sentence processing. We suggest
that the apparent internal confusion is not, as might be assumed,
due to fundamental differences between lexical and syntactic
processing. Rather, we believe that the labels in each domain were
chosen in order to obtain maximal contrast between a new model
and the model or models that were currently dominating the field.