Monitoring via the perceptual loop: is the inner loop based on perception or production?

  • To monitor one's speech means to check the speech plan for errors, both before and after talking. There are several theories as to how this process works. We give a short overview on the most influential theories only to focus on the most widely received one, the Perceptual Loop Theory of monitoring by Levelt (1983). One of the underlying assumptions of this theory is the existence of an Inner Loop, a monitoring device that checks for errors before speech is articulated. This paper collects evidence for the existence of such an internal monitoring device and questions how it might work. Levelt's theory argues that internal monitoring works by means of perception, but there are other empirical findings that allow for the assumption that an Inner Loop could also use our speech production devices. Based on data from both experimental and aphasiological papers we develop a model based on Levelt (1983) which shows that internal monitoring might in fact make use of both perception and production means.

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Author:Melanie Zarges
Parent Title (German):Bochumer linguistische Arbeitsberichte ; 5
Series (Serial Number):Bochumer linguistische Arbeitsberichte : BLA (5)
Publisher:Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Sprachwiss. Inst.
Place of publication:Bochum
Document Type:Working Paper
Year of Completion:2011
Year of first Publication:2011
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2013/11/14
GND Keyword:Patholinguistik; Gesprochene Sprache
Page Number:25
Dewey Decimal Classification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 15 Psychologie / 150 Psychologie
4 Sprache / 41 Linguistik / 410 Linguistik
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Klinische Linguistik/Neurolinguistik / Clinical linguistics/Neurolinguistics
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Gesprächsforschung/Gesprochene Sprache / Conversation analysis/Spoken language
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht