Playful strategies for assessing morphological knowledge

The goal of this project is to create a test to assess morphological knowledge, based on a set of scrupulously controlled items that allow basing the assessment on reference values for reaction times to a lexical decision task. This goal allows us to contribute, in an innovative way, to fill the gaps in the assessment of morphological awareness and also to strengthen the relationship between research and society.

Keywords: Morphological Knowledge; Assessment; Lexical Processing; Virtual Word Games

Principal Investigator: Carina Pinto – IPLeiria (ESSLei), CLUL, CiTechCare

Research Team
Rafael Minussi: UNIFESP (Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil);
Alina Villalva: FLUL, CLUL;
Etelvina Lima: IPLeiria (ESSLei), CiTechCare;
Cândida Silva: IPLeiria (ESSLei), CiTechCare;
Eduarda Abrantes: IPLeiria (ESTG), CIIC;
Filipe Gonçalves: IPLeiria (ESTG), CIIC;
Gustavo Reis: IPLeiria (ESTG), CIIC;
Ivan Barroso: IPLeiria (ESTG), CIIC.

Students Team
Afonso Simão: IPLeiria (ESTG), Game Designer;
Carlos Guerra: IPLeiria (ESTG), Programmer;
Marta Fortes: IPLeiria (ESTG), Artist.

Duration: 18 months (2023-2024)

Institutional Partners and Others 
LabLinC – Language and Cognition Laboratory is located at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) in Brazil;
CLUL – Linguist Center of University of Lisbon hosted by the School of Arts and Humanities of University of Lisbon (FLUL);
CIIC – Computer Science and Communication Research Centre hosted by Polytechnic of Leiria (IPLeiria).

Reference: 2022.02585.PTDC
Funding: FCT- Concurso de Projetos de I&D em Todos os Domínios Científicos – 2022