Metapragmatic awareness is defined as the ability to establish relations between an oral linguistic message and its extralinguistic context. Gombert (1992) argues that its development is influenced by the working memory. In line with the above, this investigation seeks to determine whether or not there is a statistically significant relation between metrapragmatic awareness and working memory. To that purpose, both variables were measured in 88, 8-9-year-old boys and girls. Findings indicate a positive, linear, and significant correlation, thus proving that an increase in metapragmatic awareness depends not only on people's linguistic development, but also on the maturity of the cognitive systems involved in the storing and processing of information.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Literatura y Linguistica|
|State||Published - 5 Oct 2010|