The fields of language production and verbal memory have relatively little contact. I argue that utterance planning for language production has substantial memory maintenance demands and that utterance planning provides the maintenance and ordering processes for short-term verbal memory tasks. There has already been some movement toward this view. I discuss benefits to pursuing these links more fully.
MacDonald, M.C. (2016) Speak, act, remember: the language-production basis of serial order and maintenance in working memory. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 25(1), 47-53.