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Title: Models as hypothesis generators and models as roadmaps
Author: Marc Brysbaert
Institution: University of London
Author: Nele Verreyt
Institution: Ghent University
Author: Wouter Duyck
Institution: Ghent University
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition
Abstract: In this reply to Kroll, Van Hell, Tokowicz and Green (this issue) we present an analysis of the citations made to the Revised Hierarchical Model (RHM). This gives us a quantitative summary of the current use of the RHM, showing that RHM has been used equally often to guide research in word recognition as in word production. We also question the claim that Brysbaert and Duyck's (this issue) focus on word recognition leaves RHM unscathed for the explanation of word production and the interactions between lexical and conceptual representations. For these research topics too, we feel that more progress will be made by adapting computational monolingual models to the bilingual situation rather than by trying to understand the findings from the RHM framework.


This article appears IN Bilingualism: Language and Cognition Vol. 13, Issue 3, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .

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