Boletim de Psicologia
versão impressa ISSN 0006-5943
MALUF, Maria Regina; ZANELLA, Maura Spada e MOLINA PAGNEZ, Karina Soledad Maldonado. Metalinguistic abilities and written language in brazilian research. Bol. psicol [online]. 2006, vol.56, n.124, pp. 67-92. ISSN 0006-5943.
It is widely accepted that there is a strong relationship between metalinguistic abilities development and written language acquisition. A review on research carried out with Brazilian Portuguese speakers from 1987 to 2005 was done. Results showed 157 studies with a increasing frequency throughout the period. Studies about phonological awareness were predominant. Intervention research augmented in the last years. Unpublished dissertations from graduate programs predominated over published articles, which suggests the need for greater dissemination of academic production about written language acquisition and metalinguistic acquisition and metalinguistic abilities concerning Brazilian Portuguese speakers.
Palavras-chave : Metalinguistic abilities; Phonological awareness; Literacy.