Sobre o impacto da constituência silábica na repetição de pseudopalavras: dados preliminares do desenvolvimento típico para a validação do LITMUS-QU-NWR-EP

  • Inês Catarino Centro de Linguística, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Letícia Almeida Centro de Linguística, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Christophe dos Santos UMR 1253, iBrain, Université de Tours, Inserm, Tours, France
  • Maria João Freitas Centro de Linguística, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
Palavras-chave: nonword repetition, typical phonological development, syllabic constituency, branching onsets, codas, repetição de pseudopalavras, desenvolvimento fonológico típico, constituência silábica, ataques ramificados

Resumo

Nonword repetition is a relevant task in clinical phonological assessment. However, few authors have considered the impact of syllable constituency on child performance in such task. In this study, we analyse the contribution of syllable constituency in nonword repetition through the validation of a new test (LITMUS-QU-NWR-EP) adapted to European Portuguese (EP). Two syllable structures were considered: lateral coda (both in word-medial and word-final position) and branching onsets (obstruent + lateral clusters). Results from typically developing children, aged 5 to 8 years, showed generalized difficulties in both structures, although codas were less problematic than branching onsets. Portuguese child performance contrasts with the data obtained for the French version of the instrument (LITMUS-QU-NWR-FR), given the overall lower performance found for EP, and the preference for codas over branching onsets, unlike attested for French children. A comparative analysis shows that nonword repetition difficulties in what concerns syllabic constituency may be language dependent. Clinical implications for EP are discussed.

Publicado
2021-10-16
Como Citar
Catarino, I., Almeida, L., Santos, C. dos, & Freitas, M. J. (2021). Sobre o impacto da constituência silábica na repetição de pseudopalavras: dados preliminares do desenvolvimento típico para a validação do LITMUS-QU-NWR-EP. Revista Da Associação Portuguesa De Linguística, (8), 87-104. https://doi.org/10.26334/2183-9077/rapln8ano2021a7