Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
On-line version ISSN 1678-7153
MOTA, Márcia Maria Peruzzi Elia da et al. The relationship between morphological awareness and contextual reading measured by the Cloze test. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2009, vol.22, n.2, pp. 223-229. ISSN 1678-7153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722009000200008.
Morphological awareness is the awareness of the morphemes of the words. This ability is related to spelling, reading and it seems to be particularly important for reading comprehension and contextual reading. In this kind of reading besides phonological information, syntactic-semantic information is required as well. This study intends to investigate the relationship between morphological awareness and reading comprehension measured by the Cloze Test. In the first part of the study the relationship between the Cloze test scores and morphological awareness are explored by simple correlations. In the second part, the specificity of this relationship is further explored. The results showed that to some extent this relationship is independent of phonological awareness.
Keywords : Metalinguistic awareness; assessment; Cloze test; reading.