Why Merge really is autonomous and parsimonious
McQueen, J. M., Cutler, A., & Norris, D.
Why Merge really is autonomous and parsimonious. In A. Cutler, J. M. McQueen, & R. Zondervan (Eds.
), Proceedings of SWAP (Workshop on Spoken Word Access Processes)
(pp. 47-50). Nijmegen: Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics.
We briefly describe the Merge model of phonemic decision-making, and, in the light of general arguments about the possible role of feedback in spoken-word recognition, defend Merge's feedforward structure. Merge not only accounts adequately for the data, without invoking feedback connections, but does so in a parsimonious manner.