preverbal

pre·verb·al

 (prē-vûr′bəl)
adj.
1. Preceding the verb.
2.
a. Having not yet learned to speak: preverbal children.
b. Marked by the absence of spoken language: preverbal sounds; the preverbal stage of development.

preverbal

(ˌpriːˈvɜːbəl)
adj
1. being before the development of speech: preverbal infants.
2. (Grammar) grammar coming before the verb
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In truth, we cannot know what a preverbal child or baby is thinking, but that doesn't mean that we don't try to understand what he needs
The development of communication skills in hearing-impaired infants can be assessed by examining their preverbal communication skills.
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But often the pain in life grows out of strain traumas like small but regular parental misattunements, and often these happen in preverbal years that are very difficult to access consciously.
In this book, author and theatre educator Eli Rozik presents readers with a an examination of the principles behind the medium of theatre and their potential origins in preverbal imagistic modes of human thought.
By contrast, obligatory XVS constructions are obligatorily triggered by certain fixed preverbal constituents, and are not replaceable in context by a comparable clause with SVX canonical word-order because this is grammatically unavailable or conveys a different meaning, as illustrated in (2)-(3) (2).
Given my ontological commitments to the heterosemiotic character of language, its ontic heteronomy, and my conviction that preverbal iconicity has been absorbed by the conceptually regulated signified, some form of intersubjective mentalism proves unavoidable.
Al mismo tiempo, las frases nominales con puros, como mostrare en el tercer apartado, pueden cumplir funciones sintacticas que se suponen exclusivas de las frases nominales con determinante, como la de sujeto preverbal y la de legitimador de categorias vacias.
The phenomena that most clearly signify this transformation--Times Square visitors massing under the spell of titanic LEDs, preverbal children sucked into iPad screens; the kinds of specters Robak's work courts and reproduces--may induce dystopian dread.
The two researchers' study involved four experiments with preverbal 11-month-old babies, designed to determine whether babies learned more effectively about objects that defied their expectations.
We are, I suppose, on dangerous ground when we start to speculate about an infant's experience; but if we do not allow ourselves to imagine and wonder about such things, we may well be closing the door to understanding elements of adult experience that are preverbal yet deeply important.