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subvocalize

(sŭb-vō′kə-līz′)
tr. & intr.v. subvocal·ized, subvocal·izing, subvocal·izes
To articulate or engage in articulation by moving the lips or other speech organs without making audible sounds, as in reading to oneself.

sub·vo′cal·i·za′tion (-kə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
sub·vo′cal·iz′er n.
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He is the first actor I've seen who mumbles, like many symptomatic schizophrenics, subvocalizing their thoughts and voices.
If, as skilled silent readers, we try ourselves to read for the first time a fragment of text written in upper case in which the words are run together, we will very often catch ourselves, if not actually vocalizing, at least subvocalizing, in the search for syntactic units which make sense.
For instance, teaching a strategy such as SQ3R (viz., survey, question, read, recite, and review) helps the child organize the encoding and storage of written material, and teaching a strategy of subvocalizing important words used in a teacher's lecture helps the child encode and store orally presented information.