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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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CORREA, Jane. The evaluation of children's morphosyntactic awareness. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2005, vol.18, n.1, pp. 91-97. ISSN 1678-7153.

Literature review on the origin and the development of morphosyntatic awareness and its relation to written language acquisition shows the use of several tasks to measure morphosyntactic awareness as well as the differences in their pattern of development and in their importance to predict children's written language apprenticeship. The present study aims to carry out a literature review on morphosyntactic awareness in order to describe the current tasks used to measure it and to discuss the validity and the appropriateness of such instruments to the research on the development of children's morphosyntactic abilities. It is discussed, in the present analysis, the efficacy of the classical morphosyntactic awareness tasks as well as the current tasks in effectively access children's intentional manipulation of their morphosyntactic knowledge.

Keywords : Morphosyntactic awareness; metalinguistic development; morphosyntactic awareness tasks; literature review.

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