On-line version ISSN 1982-0216
MOTA, Helena Bolli et al. Performance of illiterate adults in evaluating phonological awareness abilities. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2012, vol.14, n.2, pp. 249-253. Epub Sep 30, 2011. ISSN 1982-0216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-18462011005000102.
PURPOSE: to evaluate the performance of phonological awareness in illiterate adults and compare it with the performance of literate adults. METHOD: 31 adults, of both genders, divided in two groups: literate and illiterate, submitted to Phonological Awareness Test. RESULTS: performance of illiterate adults was not satisfactory and was poorer when compared to literate adults; both groups showed poorer performance in subtests involving phonemes; just two subtests did not achieve the statistical significance between both groups. CONCLUSION: the poorer performance of illiterate adults, especially in phonemic tasks, can be due to their school level, because they do not dominate the alphabetic code.
Keywords : Language Tests; Education; Linguistics.