English language -- Cognate words, English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers, English language -- Study and teaching -- Spanish speakers, Vocabulary -- Study and teaching
Published in TESOL Quarterly a decade ago, the Academic Word List (AWL) (Coxhead, 2000) has become increasingly influential in the field of TESOL. With more than 82% of the AWL comprised of words of Latin and Greek, much of this important list logically consists of English-Spanish cognates because Spanish originated from Latin. In order to serve Spanishspeaking English language learners (SSELLs) better, their teachers need to know which AWL words are cognates. Using published sources and linguistic analysis of the 570 items in the AWL, the research in this thesis has resulted in a newly reorganized AWL divided into four categories that are more useful for our Spanish-speaking English language learners as well as their instructors, curriculum designers, and materials writers: English-Spanish true cognates, partial cognates, false cognates, and non-cognates
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Folse, Keith S.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Modern Languages and Literatures
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic, Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities
Bushong, Robert W. II, "The Academic Word List Reorganized For Spanish-speaking English Language Learners" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1598.