Bringing together the latest research from world-leading academics, this edited volume is an authoritative resource on the psycholinguistic study of language production, exploring longstanding concepts as well as contemporary and emerging theories.

Hartsuiker and Strijkers affirm that although language production may seem like a mundane everyday activity, it is in fact a remarkable human accomplishment. This comprehensive text presents an up-to-date overview of the key topics in the field, providing important theoretical and empirical challenges to the traditional and accepted modal view of language production. Each chapter explores in detail a different aspect of language production, covering traditional methods including written and signed production alongside emerging research on joint action production. Emphasizing the neurobiological underpinnings of language, chapter authors showcase research that moves from a monologue-only approach to one that that considers production in more ecologically valid circumstances.

Written in an accessible and compelling style, Language Production is essential reading for students and researchers of language production and psycholinguistics, as well as anyone who wishes to learn more about the fascinating topic of how humans produce language.

chapter |3 pages


Current Issues in the Psychology of Language: Language Production

chapter 1|28 pages

Grammatical Encoding

chapter 2|34 pages

Lexical Access in Speech Production

Psycho- and Neurolinguistic Perspectives on the Spatiotemporal Dynamics

chapter 3|31 pages

Phonological Processing

Planning the Sound Structure of Words from a Psycholinguistic Perspective

chapter 4|46 pages

The Neural Organization of Language Production

Evidence from Neuroimaging and Neuromodulation

chapter 6|23 pages


The Neurocognitive Basis of Error Monitoring in Language Production

chapter 7|18 pages

Bilingual Language Production

A Tale About Interference Resolution in Different Linguistic Contexts

chapter 8|24 pages

Written Production

The APOMI Model of Word Writing: Anticipatory Processing of Orthographic and Motor Information

chapter 9|24 pages

Sign Production

Signing vs. speaking: How does the biology of linguistic expression affect production?

chapter 10|27 pages

Co-Speech Gesture

chapter 11|20 pages

Understanding Language use in social contexts

The role of past and present discourse contexts