FC Levelt’s Psycholinguistic Model

Levelt’s Psycholinguistic Model

One of the most influential psycholinguistic models of oral production comes from Levelt (1989). This model breaks speech production into four separate cognitive processes:

  1. conceptualization;
  2. utterance formulation;
  3. speech articulation and
  4. self-monitoring.

Speaking as a communicative activity requires all four processes. However, much oral practice in the classroom merely requires the repetition of prefabricated phrases that does not entail the first two cognitive processes.


The important components of Levelt’s psycholinguistic model.
Duration: 01:32

[Module Instructor JCarl Blyth. ] 2010. [Speaking]. In Foreign Language Teaching Methods. Carl Blyth, Editor. Texas Language Technology Center, University of Texas at Austin. http://coerll.utexas.edu

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