Titre du document / Document title
Evaluación de la conciencia fonológica en niños y adultes iletrados : ¿es más relevante la tarea o la estructura silábica? = Assessing phonological awareness in children and illiterate adults : What is more relevant the task or the syllabic structure?
Auteur(s) / Author(s)JIMENEZ Juan E.
Résumé / Abstract
Many different tasks have been used to assess phonological awareness and in many cases the syllabic structure of the items employed has not been controlled. The purpose of the prevent study was to analyse if phonological awareness in children and low-literacy adults is better described when different tasks are used to measure it or when this is done through different types of syllabic structure. A sample of 123 children in Primary Education and a sample of 103 low-literacy adults attending literacy classes were selected. They were administered various phonological awareness tasks (i.e., blending, isolation, deletion, and segmentation) that included different types of syllabic structure (i.e., CV, CVC, CCV). A first study was designed to test if syllabic structure complexity rather than task type better describes the phonological awareness construct in children and illiterate adults. A second study analysed if differences in decoding and phonological processes between children and illiterate adults an mediated by the influence of syllabic structure complexity or task type. When phonological awareness is analysed as a function of syllabic structure complexity, the children performed better than the illiterate adults on all the structures analysed. However, phonological awareness differences between the children and illiterate adults are mediated by the influence of task type. These findings have practical implications for assessing phonological awareness as they show that type of task plays a relevant role in a transparent orthography such as Spanish.
Revue / Journal TitleInfancia y aprendizaje
Source / Source
2007, vol. 30, no
1, pp. 73-86 [14 page(s) (article)]
Langue / Language
Editeur / Publisher
Aprendizaje, Madrid, ESPAGNE
Mots-clés d'auteur / Author Keywords
Localisation / Location
INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 26408, 35400015972327.0050
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