Any complete theory of speaking must take the dialogical function of language use into account. Pickering & Garrod (P&G) make some progress on this point. However, we question whether their interactive alignment model is the optimal approach. In this commentary, we specifically criticize (1) their notion of alignment being implemented through priming, and (2) their claim that self-monitoring can occur at all levels of linguistic representation.
Schiller, N. O., & de Ruiter, J. P. (2004). Some notes on priming, alignment, and self-monitoring [commentary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27(2), 208-209. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X0441005X