For Mehler (1981), syllable is the most important prelexical
level of representation.
Lexical stress theories are centered on the contribution of stress to lexical access as a prelexical
cue, while metrical stress theories focus on the problem of listener use of strong and weak syllable alternation to identify word boundaries in speech (Cutler, 1986; Cutler & Clifton, 1985).
representations and processes in reading: evidence from acquired dyslexia," Cognitive Neuropsychology, vol.
The GO model posits that unitization processes (which are subject to the visual characteristics of the letters in words) underlie the efficient recognition of function words that guide the computation of the structure of the sentence, thus incorporating both prelexical
and postlexical sources for the missing letter effect.
facilitation and lexical interference in auditory word recognition.
These included the following brain-language mappings: activation of the superior temporal gyri bilaterally for prelexical
acoustic analysis and phonemic categorization of auditory stimulus, middle and inferior temporal cortex for meaningful speech, left angular gyrus and pars orbitalis in for semantic retrieval, superior temporal sulci bilaterally for sentence comprehension, and inferior frontal areas, posterior planum temporale, and ventral supramarginal gyrus for incomprehensible sentences (e.g., as a measure of plausibility).
Phonological representations in prelexical
speech processing: evidence from form-based priming.
Do transposed-letter similarity effects occur at a prelexical
In this context, Stainthorp and colleagues (2010) analyzed the extent to which children with slow RAN performance exhibit prelexical
visual processing deficits and found that slow RAN children have difficulty in discriminating simple visual features.