RLA. Revista de lingüística teórica y aplicada
versión On-line ISSN 0718-4883
SANCHEZ ABCHI, VERÓNICA y SILVA, MARÍA LUISA. LEARNING TO WRITE ARGUMENTATIVE TEXTS: ANALYSIS OF MARKS OF ENUNCIATION IN CHILDREN'S LETTERS. RLA [online]. 2011, vol.49, n.2, pp.129-151. ISSN 0718-4883. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48832011000200007.
This article studies the impact of didactic intervention on the usage of marks of enunciation, in application letters written by Spanish speaking children, from 3rd grade of primary education, from Córdoba, Argentina. The letters were produced in the frame of a didactic sequence with a series of activities organized in modules. The sequence aimed to improve discourse competences involved in the writing of this discursive genre. The marks of enunciation of initial and final productions were compared. The results suggest that the usage of these linguistic marks can be considered as a part of children procedural knowledge about the relations between a) linguistic issues, b) textual genre, c) adaptation levels to the communicative situation and d) register variations. The difficulties observed were also analyzed as signs that show the incidence of the enunciative situation and their communicative parameters on the linguistic units of the text. Finally, the didactic implications are discussed.
Palabras clave : Marks of enunciation; argumentative texts; written production; didactic sequence.