Keywords

English language -- Cognate words, English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers, English language -- Study and teaching -- Spanish speakers, Vocabulary -- Study and teaching

Abstract

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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Graduation Date

2010

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Folse, Keith S.

Degree

Master of Arts (M.A.)

College

College of Arts and Humanities

Department

Modern Languages and Literatures

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0003528

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0003528

Language

English

Release Date

December 2010

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Subjects

Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic, Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities

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