Le rôle de la syllabe dans la psycho-socio-genèse de l’écrit : le cas du portugais

Abstract : Our research is a socio-constructiviste contribution to the understanding of spelling acquisition in Portuguese. Specifically, we are interested in the role of the syllable in this process. Traditionally, syllabic spellings have been seen as an attempt put forward by children in order to connect speech and print. Nevertheless, the existence of a universal syllabic period has been contested by recent research. It seems that syllabic spellings are dependent of contextual constrains, such as the proprieties of the language of acquisition or the type of didactic activities conducted at kindergarten classrooms.The goal of this research is to study the relationship between the contextual constrains and syllabic spellings. In order to do it, we have conducted five empirical studies: in the first study, we analyze the spellings produced by Portuguese-preschool-children, and also the different procedures and mechanisms put forward to spell. In the second study, we investigate the type of didactic practices carried out around syllables by Portuguese kindergarten teachers. In the third study, we are interested in the relationship between didactic context and syllabic spellings. In the fourth study, we analyze the relationship between the linguistic context, namely the syllabic structure and the number of syllables, and syllabic spellings. Finally, in the fifth study, we have conducted an experimental didactic intervention intended to encourage children to produce syllabic spellings. The results obtained in all this studies indicate that syllabic spellings are heavily dependent on contextual constrains. Spelling acquisition in Portuguese should be considered as a developmental process with a psycho-social-genetic nature, in which the syllable plays a determinant role.
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Miguel Mata Pereira. Le rôle de la syllabe dans la psycho-socio-genèse de l’écrit : le cas du portugais. Education. Université Toulouse le Mirail - Toulouse II, 2011. Français. ⟨NNT : 2011TOU20113⟩. ⟨tel-00668587⟩

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