This is the last posting of explaining the figure on human cognitive functions. Today's topic is Language Generation.
Language Generation is the process in which a network of association (or a semantic network) is mapped to syntactic structure (phrase structure). The choice of a part of the network to be uttered leads to the generation of a syntactic structure and a linear phonetic representation. Generated phonetic representation (image) may be 'parsed back' to semantic/pragmatic representation so that its effects are evaluated. The process is thought to be a special case of planning, though the processing of syntactic structure would be automatically processed in a specialized module as in the case of parsing.