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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Interplay Between Spontaneous Writing And Underlying Linguistic Representations
Author: Abaurre M.B.M.
Abstract: The paper discusses the importance of incorporating naturalistic data from spontaneous written texts in language acquisition research in general, and in writing acquisition studies in particular. It is argued that spontaneous data can be revealing of the nature of local, epilinguistic procedures, which, by their turn, are seen as indices of underlying system construction. Data are analyzed, from first graders' spontaneous writing in Portuguese, which bear on the problem of the underlying representation of phonological nasality in the language. It is finally argued that it is the two-sequence interpretation given by the orthography to this aspect of Portuguese phonology that, in the long run, forces children to restructure their «preferred» analysis pointing to a series of phonologically distinct nasal vowels in the language. The alternating nature of the considered data leads to discussion of the relationship between longitudinal and transversal language acquisition studies, and to the proposal of incorporating a micro-historical dimension to explain variability in language acquisition data. It is finally argued that the data under consideration are best accounted for by a constructivist model that attributes a constitutive status to social interaction, and to children's history of contact with particular words and structures within the context of specific discourse events. © 1988 Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, Lisbon, Portugal/ Springer Netherlands.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/BF03172664
Date Issue: 1988
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