Lecturer's Précis - Morton (1979)

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First published online 08:42 BST 1st May 2002, Copyright Derek J. Smith (Chartered Engineer). This version [HT.1 - transfer of copyright] dated 18:00 14th January 2010

An earlier version of this material appeared in Smith (1997; Chapter 5). It is repeated here in simplified form and supported with hyperlinks.

 

Morton (1979)

See firstly the supporting commentary for this material, and Morton (1964).

  

Morton's (1979) "Logogen" Model: Here is Morton's (1979) revision of his own 1964 model. The dictionary in the early model is now replaced by the logogen system box (pink, centre), a process which contains and manages the mind's lexical datastore. In addition, the selection and context effects are now merged into a single cognitive system (far left). This layout is not only entirely typical of all later transcoding models, but is also totally consistent with the nineteenth century aphasiologists' tradition of separating surface word forms from their meaning (see, for example, Freud, 1891).

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Redrawn from Morton (1979:138). This version Copyright © 2002, Derek J. Smith.