Um polvo é igual a um pato? Sobre o impacto das variáveis fonológicas na avaliação do conhecimento metalinguístico

  • Catarina Afonso Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Letras, CLUL
  • Maria João Freitas Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Letras, CLUL
Palavras-chave: consciência fonológica, prosódia, estrutura silábica, extensão de palavra, acento de palavra, phonological awareness, prosody, syllable structure, word length, word stress

Resumo

Most tools used to assess phonological awareness (PA) are not controlled from a phonological perspective.
However, research available for different languages refers the impact of phonological variables in the assessment
of this type of linguistic knowledge. In this paper, we will be focused on the impact of the prosodic variables word
length, syllable constituency and word stress in the performance of tasks assessing Portuguese children’s PA. A
sample of 49 monolingual and typically developing Portuguese children was gathered (22 first graders and 27 third
graders). Three tasks were used to assess syllable awareness (1 segmentation task, 1 identification task, 1 omission
task); one segmentation task assessed the children’s segmental awareness; another segmentation task assessed their
awareness of syllable constituency. Although some studies report the effect of all prosodic variables mentioned
above (see state of the art below), the results in this paper show a significant effect of syllable structure, lexical
stimuli with branching onsets and branching rhymes being the most problematic, but no significant effects of word
length or word stress. The results are an empirical contribution for the discussion of the aspects that need to be
taken in to account to build PA assessment tools and to plan intervention in clinical and in educational contexts

Publicado
2020-11-20
Como Citar
Afonso, C., & Freitas, M. J. (2020). Um polvo é igual a um pato? Sobre o impacto das variáveis fonológicas na avaliação do conhecimento metalinguístico. Revista Da Associação Portuguesa De Linguística, (3), 1-20. https://doi.org/10.26334/2183-9077/rapln3ano2017a3