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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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).
McCloskey, "Prelexical 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.
Prelexical 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 phonological level?
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.