ABSTRACT

This modular approach to comprehension may be opposed to an interactive approach which considers the different structures of knowledge as being strongly interconnected, in such a way that information at a higher level (e.g. syntactic) could affect the processing of information at a lower level (e.g. lexical). A central problem for the modular perspective would be to establish to what extent the operation of the different modules varies according to the nature of the solicited sensory modality.