Peter T. Daniels wrote:

>Hopefully no psychologist would try to test whether their subjects
>followed "Model A" or "Model B"; that would exclude the possibility of
>discovering whether they actually followed "Model C"!
>This seems to be a flaw in the vast majority of psycholinguistics --
>they investigate whether they can confirm or disconfirm some particular
>proposal of formal linguistics, rather than trying the much harder task
>of discovering how brains actually process language.
Perhaps a flaw in some instances, in others merely a choice of
emphasis. It may not matter in the deep underlying reaches of the mind
what people *think* they're doing, but that doesn't make it completely
unimportant to determine whether people think they're processing along
"syllabary" or "abugida" lines. At least, not completely unimportant to
everyone. It might be so to you; Daniel apparently has a different opinion.