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Further, modularity within the grammar means that distinct subsystems of principles may be applied concurrently. Delays of analysis with one subsystem need not result in delayed operation of all subsystems. Experimental evidence on language processing seems to support the 31 Lyn Frazier central claim of the autonomy model: independence in the processor's use of distinct information types. However, the rallying point for interactionist models, namely the claim that all types of information are used rapidly during language comprehension, is also empirically supported.
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They permit rapid automatic processing of information crucial to the well-being of the organism. Thus, in addition to a bold and interesting hypothesis about the architecture of the mind, Fodor's conception offers some insight into why the mind should be organized in this particular way. Though Fodor discussed many aspects of language processing, his central concern is with the overall architecture of the vertical and horizontal faculties, not the internal architecture of the language system. We will briefly examine the issues concerning the structure within the language system.