This model is dependent on the assumption that the full procedure of speech recognition and language analysis is an integrated continuous process and the border between the two is not well-defined.

This procedure could be viewed in 2 dimensions time and form of knowledge used in order to recognize together with understand a spoken sequence, where the speech recognition and language analysis phases overlap in the two dimensions. For example, correctly recognizing a spoken phoneme may require understanding the context of the whole word, and also a bit of words pronounced before and after it.