prelexical

prelexical

(priːˈlɛksɪkəl)
adj
(Grammar) transformational grammar denoting or applicable at a stage in the formation of a sentence at which words and phrases have not yet replaced all of the underlying grammatical and semantic material of that sentence in the speaker's mind
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Phonological representations in prelexical speech processing: evidence from form-based priming.
Phonotactics is a prelexical cue relevant for segmentation and lexical access and thus playing a crucial role during word learning.
The visual word form area: A prelexical representation of visual words in the fusiform gyrus.
The full parsing models defend a mandatory prelexical segmentation of the word into its stem and affixes and lexical access of morphological relatives across the same entry (Taft and Forster 1975).
Bootstrapping word order in prelexical infants: A Japanese-Italian cross-linguistic study.
Butterworth 1983), and others have claimed that there is a prelexical stage of compulsory morphological decomposition (e.