The Role of Cognates in the Teaching of French

The Role of Cognates in the Teaching of French

by Petra Hammer, Gerald S. Giauque
     
 

The authors present first, an examination of the dynamics of first and second language acquisition from a developmental, psychological and semantic perspective, secondly, an analytical framework built from relevant literature within which the role of cognates in second language acquisition is assessed, and finally, a cognate instructional unit with which cognates

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The authors present first, an examination of the dynamics of first and second language acquisition from a developmental, psychological and semantic perspective, secondly, an analytical framework built from relevant literature within which the role of cognates in second language acquisition is assessed, and finally, a cognate instructional unit with which cognates as an efficient approach to French second language vocabulary acquisition by Anglophones is empirically tested.

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«(This) English-French cognate textbook offers scholars, teachers and language students of English or French a tool to exploit vocabulary similarities between the English and French languages in a systematic way.» (Jean-Guy Savard, Université Laval)
«The Role of Cognates in the Teaching of French is a must for scholars, teachers, and language students. It offers a practical, easy-to-use tool for exploiting the many vocabulary similarities between these two languages in a systematic way.» (Rose Nash, University of Puerto Rico) «This is a model text-book for exploiting the cognate phenomenon to the best advantage.» (Language International)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820407616
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/1988
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 2: Romance Languages and Literature, #94
Pages:
237

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